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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2017: 15th Conference of IBPSA


Solving the Thermal Comfort Challenges in a New-type Office Building – Case Study

E. Nemethova1M. Krajcik1, W. Stutterecker2,3
1Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Bratislava, Slovakia
2Fachhochschule Burgenland GmbH, Pinkafeld, Austria
3Forschung Burgenland GmbH, Pinkafeld, Austria

Abstract: This study evaluates the potential of thermal comfort enhancement in selected zones of a modern office building with high ratio of glazed façade and a heating / cooling system with high thermal inertia. Experimental measurements were performed over three reference weeks, distributed uniformly over heating, transition and cooling period. Results of the measurements indicate overheating during 5 % to 30 % time depending on the evaluated time interval. Subsequently, a simulation model was created to help investigate the possibilities to eliminate the problems with thermal comfort. The simulations indicate a potential to enhance thermal comfort by improving the control strategy for heating, ventilation and external blinds.
Pages: 1808 - 1814