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|Title: ||Monitoring of Indoor Climate of a Net Zero Energy Office in Flanders|
|Authors: ||Verbeeck, Griet|
|Issue Date: ||2013|
|Citation: ||Bragança Luís; Pinheiro, Manuel; Mateus, Ricardo (Ed.). PORTUGAL SB13 CONTRIBUTION OF SUSTAINABLE BUILDING TO MEET EU 20-20-20 TARGETS, p. 51-58|
|Abstract: ||The last decade, efforts have been undertaken to develop concepts for energy efficient buildings up to passive and even zero energy standard. However, apart from a low energy consumption these buildings should also have a good indoor climate in order to be accepted by the main public. In this context, the real performance of a zero energy office in Flanders, Belgium has been analyzed through monitoring of the indoor climate during winter/spring and summer and occupant surveys. The building was also assessed by means of 2 sustainability assessment tools. In general, the measurements showed a good indoor air quality, except for a very low relative humidity in cold periods. Weakest points were a musty smell in the morning and
heat accumulation in the office during a longer hot period. The sustainability assessment showed the clear need for the personnel to be better informed on the concept of the building.|
|Type: ||Proceedings Paper|
|Appears in Collections: ||Research publications|
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