Human Thermal Responses in Energy-efficient Buildings

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFirst International Conference on Improving Construction and Use through Integrated Design Solutions
Subtitle of host publicationCIB IDS 2009
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Pages253-267
ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-6342-5
ISBN (Print)978-951-38-6341-8
Publication statusPublished - 2009
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventFirst International Conference on Improving Construction and Use through Integrated Design Solutions: CIB IDS 2009 - Espoo, Finland
Duration: 10 Jun 200912 Jun 2009

Publication series

SeriesVTT Symposium
Number259
ISSN0357-9387

Conference

ConferenceFirst International Conference on Improving Construction and Use through Integrated Design Solutions
Abbreviated titleCID IDS 2009
CountryFinland
CityEspoo
Period10/06/0912/06/09

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Keywords

  • human thermal modelling
  • energy-efficient buildings
  • thermal sensation
  • thermal comfort

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Tuomaala, P., Piippo, J., Piira, K., & Airaksinen, M. (2009). Human Thermal Responses in Energy-efficient Buildings. In First International Conference on Improving Construction and Use through Integrated Design Solutions: CIB IDS 2009 (pp. 253-267). Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Symposium, No. 259
Tuomaala, Pekka ; Piippo, Jouko ; Piira, Kalevi ; Airaksinen, Miimu. / Human Thermal Responses in Energy-efficient Buildings. First International Conference on Improving Construction and Use through Integrated Design Solutions: CIB IDS 2009. Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2009. pp. 253-267 (VTT Symposium; No. 259).
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Tuomaala, P, Piippo, J, Piira, K & Airaksinen, M 2009, Human Thermal Responses in Energy-efficient Buildings. in First International Conference on Improving Construction and Use through Integrated Design Solutions: CIB IDS 2009. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo, VTT Symposium, no. 259, pp. 253-267, First International Conference on Improving Construction and Use through Integrated Design Solutions, Espoo, Finland, 10/06/09.

Human Thermal Responses in Energy-efficient Buildings. / Tuomaala, Pekka; Piippo, Jouko; Piira, Kalevi; Airaksinen, Miimu.

First International Conference on Improving Construction and Use through Integrated Design Solutions: CIB IDS 2009. Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2009. p. 253-267 (VTT Symposium; No. 259).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

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Tuomaala P, Piippo J, Piira K, Airaksinen M. Human Thermal Responses in Energy-efficient Buildings. In First International Conference on Improving Construction and Use through Integrated Design Solutions: CIB IDS 2009. Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. 2009. p. 253-267. (VTT Symposium; No. 259).