Investigation of energy performance and thermal comfort of destratification technologies in large space buildings

Space heating consumes huge amount of energy in Canada, especially for the large spaces due to thermal stratification. To cope with the issue, destratification technologies are often applied aiming to eliminate stratified layers and achieve even temperature distribution in large spaces by mixing the internal air using different types of fans. This proposed project will investigate the energy performance and thermal comfort of wall-mounted destratification fans based on field and numerical studies. Recommendations for optimal design and control strategies for the wall-mounted destratification fans will be provided, which will promote this new destratification technology in Canada and significantly reduce energy consumption of buildings with large spaces; therefore, help Canada realize its commitment in transitioning to a competitive and resilient low-carbon economy.

Xiguan Liang;Ibrahim Abdelhady
Superviseur universitaire: 
Dahai Qi
Partner University: