This book supports HVAC planners in reducing the cooling energy demand, improving the indoor environment and designing more cost-effective building concepts. High performance buildings have shown that it is possible to go clearly beyond the energy requirements of existing legislation and obtaining good thermal comfort. However, there is still a strong uncertainty in day-to-day practice due to the lack of legislative regulations for mixed-mode buildings which are neither only naturally ventilated nor fully air-conditioned, but use a mix of different low-energy cooling techniques. Based on the findings from monitoring campaigns (long-term measurements in combination with field studies on thermal comfort), simulation studies, and a comprehensive review on existing standards and guidelines, this book acts as a commonly accessible knowledge pool for passive and low-energy cooling techniques.
Presents different energy efficient cooling technologies
Evaluates techniques with regard to their energy efficiency and the impact on the thermal comfort
Gives state-of-the-art information on technological potentials and the impact on thermal comfort and energy efficiency in a changing environment
Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras
1 HOW TO READ THIS GUIDEBOOK.- 2 IMPACT OF COOLING ON ENERGY USE.- 3 THERMAL INDOOR ENVIRONMENT.- 4 STANDARDS ON THERMAL COMFORT.- 5 USER SATISFACTION WITH THERMAL COMFORT IN OFFICE BUILDINGS.- 6 METHODOLOGY FOR THE EVALUATION OF THERMAL COMFORT IN OFFICE BUILDINGS.- 7 THERMALCOMFORT EVALUATION OF OFFICE BUILDINGS IN EUROPE.- 8 APPLICATION OF COOLING CONCEPTS TO EUROPEAN OFFICE BUILDINGS.-
9 THERMAL COMFORT AND ENERGYEFFICIENT COOLING.