Assessing energy and thermal comfort of different low-energy cooling concepts for non-residential buildings

  • Energy consumption for cooling is growing dramatically. In the last years, electricity peak consumption grew significantly, switching from winter to summer in many EU countries. This is endangering the stability of electricity grids. This article outlines a comprehensive analysis of an office building performances in terms of energy consumption and thermal comfort (in accordance with static – ISOEnergy consumption for cooling is growing dramatically. In the last years, electricity peak consumption grew significantly, switching from winter to summer in many EU countries. This is endangering the stability of electricity grids. This article outlines a comprehensive analysis of an office building performances in terms of energy consumption and thermal comfort (in accordance with static – ISO 7730:2005 – and adaptive thermal comfort criteria – EN 15251:2007 –) related to different cooling concepts in six different European climate zones. The work is based on a series of dynamic simulations carried out in the Trnsys 17 environment for a typical office building. The simulation study was accomplished for five cooling technologies: natural ventilation (NV), mechanical night ventilation (MV), fan-coils (FC), suspended ceiling panels (SCP), and concrete core conditioning (CCC) applied in Stockholm, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Milan, Rome, and Palermo. Under this premise, the authors propose a methodology for the evaluation of the cooling concepts taking into account both, thermal comfort and energy consumption.show moreshow less

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Author:Graziano Salvalai, Jens Pfafferott, Marta Maria Sesana
Publisher:Elsevier
Year of Publication:2013
Language:English
GND Keyword:Haustechnik; Nutzfläche
Parent Title (English):Energy Conversion and Management
Volume:76
ISSN:0196-8904
First Page:332
Last Page:341
Document Type:Article (reviewed)
Institutes:Hochschule Offenburg / Bibliografie
Acces Right:Frei zugänglich
Release Date:2018/12/20
Licence (German):License LogoEs gilt das UrhG
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2013.07.064