The Energy Transition group runs an indoor laboratory to study natural ventilation. The internal dimensions of the test chamber are 6m x 6.5m with a 3.3m floor to ceiling height. The chamber allows for investigation of passive cooling solutions for open space service rooms (offices, schools, etc.). The chamber is also being used to test the low-pressure loss fine particle filter.

Image (left): Photograph of the natural ventilation laboratory, to explore experimentally passive cooling solutions for office spaces.
Image (middle): Wind tunnel.
Image (right): ALVI, the virtual student, an Arduino based low cost energy audit system. The system includes multi-phase power clamps and a virtual occupant that can upload data to the cloud.

Contact Person

Natural ventilation laboratory: Guilherme Carrilho da Graça |  gcg@fc.ul.pt