Impact of climate change on thermal comfort and energy performance in offices - a parametric study

Roetzel, Astrid. and Tsangrassoulis, Aris 2012, Impact of climate change on thermal comfort and energy performance in offices - a parametric study, in HB 2012 : Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of Healthy Buildings, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Qld..

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Title Impact of climate change on thermal comfort and energy performance in offices - a parametric study
Author(s) Roetzel, Astrid.ORCID iD for Roetzel, Astrid. orcid.org/0000-0003-3243-7744
Tsangrassoulis, Aris
Conference name Healthy Buildings. Conference (10th : 2012 : Brisbane, Qld.)
Conference location Brisbane, Qld.
Conference dates 8-12 Jul. 2012
Title of proceedings HB 2012 : Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of Healthy Buildings
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2012
Conference series Healthy Buildings. Conference
Total pages 6
Publisher Queensland University of Technology
Place of publication Brisbane, Qld.
Keyword(s) adaptive thermal comfort
ASHRAE Standard 55
EN 15251
mixed mode
building design
occupants
Summary This paper investigates the impact of climate change on comfort and energy performance in offices in relation to the influence of building design and occupants. It focuses on a typical cellular office room in the context of Athens, Greece, as input for a parametric study using the building simulation software EnergyPlus. Three different building design variations are combined with two different occupant scenarios and 4 different weather data sets for IPCC climate change scenario A2.

For naturally ventilated buildings adaptive thermal comfort is evaluated according to ASHRAE Standard 55 and EN 15251. For mixed mode context evaluation is focused on greenhouse gas emissions and peak heating / cooling loads. Results indicate significant impact of the climate change on thermal comfort, and deviations between both comfort models. Comparing climate change, building design and occupant scenarios indicates that building design is the predominant influence on thermal comfort, whereas occupants are the predominant influence on greenhouse gas emissions.
ISBN 9781921897405
Language eng
Field of Research 120104 Architectural Science and Technology (incl Acoustics, Lighting, Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design)
Socio Economic Objective 960399 Climate and Climate Change not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30048269

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