Quite wide global consensus seems to be achieved in a
desire to improve energy-efficiency of both new and
existing buildings when fulfilling international
commitments and agreements in urgent environmental
issues. However, this desire puts more pressure on both
design and construction processes. This is because
successful energy-efficient building concepts require
verified guidelines for structural design and building
service system dimensioning. This paper describes new
possibilities to evaluate true thermal behaviour and
interactions between indoor environment and occupants.
The key-issue is to integrate sophisticated buildings
energy simulation and detailed human thermal modelling.
Such approach allows physically solid estimation of true
impacts of alternative technical solutions on human
thermal sensation and comfort.
|First International Conference on Improving Construction and Use through Integrated Design Solutions
|CID IDS 2009
|10/06/09 → 12/06/09
- human thermal modelling
- energy-efficient buildings
- thermal sensation
- thermal comfort