Sustainable Cooling Technologies – Structure Cooling
In this session the trainer addresses Building Science and Services (BSS) professors to enable understanding of the courses related to fundamental science concepts underlying the technology, operation principles, environmental and cost benefits, safety and technical constraints. It further aims to ensure that the professors are able to convey the environmental, spatial and structural implications, to the students, for using this technology in comparison to conventional HVAC systems for their building design. The trainer addresses the following key takeaways: 1. That these are already commercially available and implementable technologies. They are sustainable technologies and not alternative. 2. That the technology will be mainstreamed in a few years and hence the familiarity/fluency with it will be a part of professional competence for architects, 3. That space, structure and environmental implications of technologies are understood from an architecture student’s perspective to apply them in their design studios, 4. An environmental benefit of this technology as it reduces vapour compression, 5. Partial addressing of cooling load (does not dehumidify) can be overcome by blending with conventional HVAC systems to still derive energy efficiency and low f-gas benefits.