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Proceedings of BauSim Conference 2014: 5th Conference of IBPSA-Germany and Austria


BioClime – Energieeffizienz für Sondergebäude – Tageslichtsimulation als Optimierungsinstrument

K. Biek, H. Broad, N. Exner

Abstract: The energetic refurbishment of specialized building types is just as much a part of the energy policy goals of the German Federal Government as the requirements for new building construction. Aside from conventional housing and office buildings, this also applies to event buildings that try to provide a natural realistic reproduction of a foreign habitat. This category includes zoo buildings, amusement parks, shopping malls and large event halls with two thermal comfort zones. Simulating different climate zones within the same space places high demands on the building shell and technology. The renovation, operation and potentially even rebuilding of this type of climate shell energy efficiently demands an exact understanding of the thermal comfort requirements of each building occupant and operator. The refurbishment of existing buildings provides an opportunity to integrate the building technology with the building structure. The same emphasis is thereby placed on the architectural aspects as on the operative, technical and comfort requirements of the building. Under these considerations, light measurement becomes an increasingly important tool for the planning and evaluation of energy efficient building systems. External thermal gains not only influence the comfort of the users and operators, but also affect the energy and maintenance costs of the building.
Pages: 212 - 217