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Modelling drivers of variance and adaptation for the prediction of thermal perception and energy use in zero energy buildings

Schweiker, M.

Abstract (englisch):
As thermal perception is a subjective "condition of mind", a high variance in observed thermal sensation votes does not come to a surprise. Literature reviews show a large number of individual and contextual influences. However, the quantification of the effect of individual drivers on thermal perception as well as thermal adaptation and their integration into thermal comfort models is still an open field of research. Still, analyses of the energy balance of zero-energy buildings (ZEB) are using assumptions related to the user's needs e.g. in terms of thermal comfort. First, this paper explores a novel combination of a biophysical model and an adaptive framework (called the ATHB*TNZ approach) and discusses the applicability of such approach to model individual differences in thermal perception. Second, results of an implementation of these individualized comfort prediction on the energy balance of a zero energy building are presented together with the resulting discomfort hours. Results show that the consideration of physiological differences and adaptive processes in the modelling approach can replicate observed variations in thermal perception. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000099859
Veröffentlicht am 14.11.2019
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut Entwerfen und Bautechnik (IEB)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Publikationsjahr 2019
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1757-8981
KITopen-ID: 1000099859
Erschienen in 10th International Conference IAQVEC 2019: Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings 5–7 September 2019, Bari, Italy. Ed.: U. Berardi
Veranstaltung 10th International Conference 'Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings' (IAQVEC 2019), Bari, Italien, 05.09.2019 – 07.09.2019
Verlag Institute of Physics Publishing
Seiten Article No.042039
Serie IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering ; 609
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 23.10.2019
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