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Title: Evaluation of indoor climate in low energy houses
Authors: Staepels, Liesbeth
Verbeeck, Griet
Van Gelder, Liesje
Roels, Staf
Bauwens, Geert
Issue Date: 2013
Citation: 2013 Proceedings of the Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design, p. 205-212
Abstract: The aim of the EU EPBD is to realize lower energy consumption in buildings, without neglecting the indoor climate, which can be specified as thermal comfort and indoor air quality. The research analysed 70 recently built dwellings in Flanders, Belgium, ranging from standard execution over low energy up to even energy positive houses. A monitoring campaign was set up to evaluate the indoor environment quality, both during winter and summer period. Both in winter and summer, the temperature is mostly within comfort boundaries. However, in better insulated dwellings the mean temperature is generally somewhat higher and the deviation is smaller whereas on warm days the temperature can rise uncomfortably in both living room and bedroom. CO2 and humidity measurements show good to reasonably good indoor air quality, independently from the type of ventilation system.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/15300
Category: C2
Type: Proceedings Paper
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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