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Building Physics Lab

Exterior of BeTOP building where the Building Physics Lab will stand next to

The main activities performed in the lab include: measurement of steady and dynamic thermal conductance of wall specimens; characterisation of thermal properties of building materials; performance assessment of ventilation system components (e.g., air-to-air heat recovery and desiccant systems).

The lab contains several instruments for the research activity performed in the lab:

  • a hotbox incubator, a small and a large climatic chamber, a heat flow meter for the study of building envelope components;
  • a test rig for mechanical ventilation components.
  • pyranometers, a pyrheliometer, a sun-tracker and a sky-scanner for the measurement of solar irradiance and a pyrgeometer for the measurement of sky-vault infrared radiation (outdoor conditions measurement);
  • air temperature, humidity and CO2 sensors, anemometers, lighting sensors and a phonometer with a set of acoustic instruments for the measurement of indoor thermal, visual and acoustic conditions;
  • a set of probes for the measurements of thermal comfort conditions for indoor environments;
  • thermocouples, thermal resistances, heat flux meters and logging systems.

  136 Dundas St E

     By appointment only