Adapting office blocks to climate change: optimization of thermal comfort

Description

By simulating thermal conditions in 4 existent Viennese office buildings, the project aims to investigate potential for optimization of thermal comfort in office blocks despite increased outdoor temperatures due to climate change. This goal is supposed to be achievable without the appliance of mechanical cooling. Options for optimization are scrutinised in 2 main areas: firstly, the building envelop holds several potentials to minimize solar gains - most of which are already in usage today. However, the general interplay of different measures for sun shading still seems to be highly improvable. This is especially true in reference to the interaction with building technology and HVAC which form the second main area of investigation. Therefore, various feasible interventions in the areas of both building envelope and technology are investigated regarding their impact on peak temperature attenuation and increasing heat storage capacity. The efficiency and sustainability of such measures are tested by means of thermal building simulation. Control engineering and feedback control systems form an integral and crucial part herein.

Details

Duration 01/09/2010 - 01/09/2011
Funding Sonstige
Department

Department for Bulding and Environment

Center for Building Climatology and Building Technology

Principle investigator for the project (Danube University Krems) Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Tania Berger
Back to top

 

To Glossary

This website uses cookies to improve your user experience and for analytical purposes for optimizing our systems. By clicking on „OK" or continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to the use of cookies. More information concerning privacy policy and data protection official.

OK