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


Evaluation of the Thermal Performance of Historic Building with New Use in the City of Pelotas

Stífany Knop, Eduardo Grala da Cunha

Abstract: The objective of this research is to evaluate the thermal performance of an historic building located downtown Pelotas, RS, Brazil. It was originally built for residential use, and nowadays it is occupied by the public use. The evaluation was achieved by the computer simulation method and it uses the Design Builder software ( version). The chosen index for the analysis is the adaptive model from De Dear and Brager for ASHRAE Standard 55 (2004). For 90% acceptability, results were 50.50% of hours in comfort for occupancy hours. And for 80% acceptability, results were 66.86% of the hours in comfort.
Pages: 409 - 416