Residential Construction Demonstration Project, Cycle II: Active Ventilation Metadata

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  • Main Title Residential Construction Demonstration Project, Cycle II: Active Ventilation


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: DOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Name: Washington State Energy Office
    Place of Publication: Olympia, Washington


  • Creation: 1991~


  • English


  • Content Description: This report documents the analysis of the performance of natural and mechanical ventilation in Pacific Northwest homes. The analysis was part of Cycle II of the Residential Construction Demonstration Project, sponsored by Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). Since 1986, the Residential Construction Demonstration Project (RCDP) has sponsored the collection of data on energy efficient homes in the Pacific Northwest that comply with these new standards and requirements. Cycle II of RCDP was conducted between September 1987 and April 1990. It concentrated on energy innovations in homes built to the Super Good Cents specification. All of the test homes have electric heat and mechanical ventilation systems. Seven different types of active ventilation systems are represented in the homes. Three of these system types are equipped with heat recovery devices, and are represented in approximately a quarter of the test homes. The potential for both natural and mechanical ventilation was measured. Potential structural leakage was measured by blower door testing. Flow rate and operating time of mechanical ventilation systems were measured with flow hoods and hour meters. Actual ventilation was measured by using a passive tracer gas technique for several weeks during the heating season and at times of normal occupancy.
  • Physical Description: Pages: (22 p)


  • Keyword: Ventilation Systems
  • Keyword: Buildings
  • Keyword: Residential Buildings
  • Keyword: Monitoring
  • Keyword: Losses 320107* -- Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization-- Building Systems-- (1987-)
  • Keyword: Energy Efficiency
  • Keyword: Heat Losses
  • Keyword: Standards
  • Keyword: Surveys
  • Keyword: Fluid Flow
  • STI Subject Categories: 32 Energy Conservation, Consumption, And Utilization
  • Keyword: Construction
  • Keyword: Ventilation
  • Keyword: Efficiency
  • Keyword: Gas Flow
  • Keyword: Energy Losses
  • Keyword: Demonstration Programs
  • Keyword: Air Flow


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Other: DE92011826
  • Report No.: WAOENG-91-04
  • Grant Number: FG01-89CE26597
  • DOI: 10.2172/5411454
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5411454
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1072074


  • Display Note: OSTI; NTIS; GPO Dep.