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Proceedings of BSO Conference 2012: 1st Conference of IBPSA-England


Evaluation of Thermal Energy Performance of the Dunas Community Hall in the City of Pelotas, RS, Brazil: Verification of the Building Envelope Performance

Alexandre Espindola de Felippe, Jaqueline Peglow, Stífany Knop, Viviane Ritter, Eduardo Grala da Cunha

Abstract: The objective of this study is to evaluate the thermal performance of a community room in the subdivision Dunas, in Pelotas, RS. A total of 18 different envelope configurations were simulated, beyond the base case in order to determine the best solution for the zone where it will be built. According to the Brazilian Thermal Performance Norm NBR 15220, Pelotas is located at the Bioclimatic Zone 2, ABNT (2005), with severe summer and winter. The data from simulations were evaluated by adaptive comfort from De Dear and Brager (1998) for the ASHRAE 55 (2004) and degree-hours for cooling and heating for energy efficiency analysis. Keywords: adaptive comfort, computer simulation, thermal energy performance, work simulation of social interest.
Pages: 79 - 86