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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2017: 15th Conference of IBPSA


High-Resolution Analysis for the Development of TABS in Lightweight Structures

G.P. Lydon, I. Hischier, J. Hofer, A. Schlueter.
Chair of Architecture and Building Systems, Institute of Technology in Architecture, ETH Zurich, Stefano-Franscini-Platz 1, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland.

Abstract: Numerical methods, such as nodal models, are available for the design and control of thermally activated building systems (TABS). In the past, these methods have been successfully developed and applied in the design of traditional heavyweight concrete structures. Further, there has been an increased usage of low supply temperature sources, typically derived from renewable energy. The low supply temperatures require more careful planning to achieve the necessary comfort constraints for modern buildings. This research investigates the applicability of high-resolution analysis, for the design and development of TABS for lightweight concrete structures. In addition to the energy performance of the system, the approach also considers the thermal comfort of the associated conditioned room.
Pages: 445 - 454