NSERC Alliance Project
Theme 3 – Building Envelope and Energy Performance
Project T3-2 – Resilient Wood Buildings – Envelope Performance
PI: Leon Wang
Air-tight energy efficient buildings rely on mechanical ventilation to ensure indoor air quality (IAQ), while higher ventilation rates may be required to deal with emergencies such as COVID-19 (Lewis 2021). Maintaining a safe, healthy, and comfortable indoor environment while limiting energy consumption has become particularly important for all residential buildings (Memmott et al. 2021). This sub-project aims to develop ventilation strategies to achieve optimal IAQ in energy-efficient wood buildings. The expected outcomes are design tools and energy-efficient ventilation design and operational strategies and guidelines for achieving healthy wood buildings.