Hydrogel capsules have a capacity to absorb up to 500 times their own volume in water in order to create a construction system that can "breathe" through evaporation and perspiration.
Miswired or faulty sensors are common, so at least one comparison measurement should be done during the system commissioning.
Professor Paul Cooper presented research findings on natural and mixed-mode ventilation systems.
With the advancement of materials science and the Internet of Things, smart windows will be more prevalent.
Wood absorbs moisture from the air in humid conditions and releases moisture in dry conditions.
The EcoAdvance module is easy to install in conjunction with air handling units, energy recovery ventilators or rooftop units.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has been particularly vocal about the dangers of particulate matter (PM) in reports and statements.
The system is extremely effective in applications where the conditions can vary during the course of the day and the ventilation rate needs to be adjusted.
The launch coincides with the release of a report authored by the Thrive Research Hub at the University of Melbourne.
Early design input by A.G. Coombs for chill beams, thermal plant equipment and AHU units has generated $2.5 million in savings.
Incorporating air conducting fans into a ventilation system eliminates the need for ductwork.
The pilot is a big step forward for one of the program's most promising tools.