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2022 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild co-organized by ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA


Numerical Investigation of Thermal Comfort of a Thermally Active Student Desk (TASD) in a Virtual Domain of Historic S.R. Crown Hall Building

Lobna Mitkees, Mohammad Heidarinejad, Brent Stephens

Abstract: Recent studies suggest a promising application of Personal Comfort Systems (PCS) as a means to reduce building energy consumption through decentralized user control of space conditioning. Utilization of PCS, especially within the constraints of historic buildings, can provide a localized heating and cooling microclimate for the user rather than the conventional one size fits all" centralized approach. To this end this paper conducts a numerical airflow investigation for a novel Thermally Active Student Desk (TASD) system installed in a case study historical building. The proposed integrated architectural approach aims to address thermal comfort and energy efficiency while meeting preservation requirements in the case study building."
Pages: 67 - 75