Indoor Environmental Quality at tOD

tOD Exterior View

tOD’s awareness for a healthy indoor environmental quality has led to contract Opus for an on-site mission to tOD office at Beirut Central District to diagnose the HVAC system.

The on-site mission consisted of:

–          4 site surveys to assess the system performance and applicability of potential solutions

–          System measurement visits to determine air and water flow rates and temperatures

–          Site visits to install and dismantle the power logging equipment

–          Several visits to install the IEQ (Indoor Environmental Quality) loggers at different locations

Opus came up afterwards with a series of findings that require corrective measures.

double-glass facade

For example, part of the indoor increasing temperature is resulting from the double-glass façade and the stacked heat effect between the 2 layers. This can be solved by installing 10 small ventilation fans above the false ceiling, collecting hot air from the void via grills and discharging it to the outside.


About tOD

Active since 2010, the architecture lab theOtherDada defends an alternative position towards the current practice of sustainability through exploration of the context and medium, invoking new relationships between climate, landscape, and inhabitants. Informed by our research into biomimicry, we aim to connect to the natural ecosystems of sites to understand and consequently devise new potential living habitats. theOtherDada works within a collaborative process between architects, scientists, botanists, artists, economists and craftsmen.

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