What is a DCV System?

Demand control ventilation is one of the features that all sustainable buildings should have. Insufficient ventilation usually has negative effects on indoor climate, and it leads to poor inhabitant experience. Some of the repercussions of poor indoor climate include lack of employee productivity, poor inhabitant experience, and tenants’ unhappiness because of the poor ventilation.

Although the DCV system has numerous advantages, you should know that excessive ventilation leads to high CO2 production and energy consumption. If the ventilation system is being set manually, it may be hard to maintain ventilation configurations that are balanced. In an instance whereby the occupancy of a building changes regularly, it may be hard to maintain the proper ventilation configurations; this is where the system comes in. The demand control ventilation system has a sequence of well-defined operations, and they can easily save the day.

What is a DCV?

A DCV is a process that has been designed to reprogram ventilation settings in a building depending on the fluctuating occupancy. The systems can automatically reduce the ventilation intensity based on fluctuating occupancy. The system helps to save a lot of energy while also sensing whether the indoor air is polluted. If the indoor air is polluted, the demand control ventilation system can pump fresh air fast into the building.

Some of the advantages of a demand control ventilation system include:

  • Productive and happier inhabitants- regardless of the type of building, the ventilation needs to be moderated to ensure the inhabitants are productive and happy.
  • Fresher indoor air- the indoor air in buildings isnโ€™t well ventilated, which means it may have a high concentration of allergens. Fortunately, these systems can help to reduce indoor air pollution by pumping the required amounts of fresh air into a building.