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Comparison of the EN 15251 and Ashrae Standard 55 adaptive thermal comfort models in the context of a Mediterranean climate

conference contribution
posted on 2011-01-01, 00:00 authored by Astrid RoetzelAstrid Roetzel, A Tsangrassoulis, A Drakou, G de Siqueira
Strong heat waves in the past decade and resulting legal cases which gave full responsibility for indoor thermal comfort to building professionals lead to an increased uncertainty how to maintain thermal comfort in offices without the use of a cooling system. Adaptive thermal comfort standards such as EN 15251 and Ashrae Standard 55 provide methodologies to evaluate comfort in naturally ventilated spaces. Based on a parametric study for a typical cellular office in the context of Athens, Greece, and using the building simulation software EnergyPlus, this study investigates the potentials for the applicability of natural ventilation in a Mediterranean climate. The Ashrae Standard 55 and EN 15251 adaptive thermal comfort models are compared in this context, and conclusions are drawn how the use of natural ventilation based on adaptive models can be further encourgaged.

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Event

International Conference on passive and low energy architecture (27th : 2011 : Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium)

Pagination

583 - 588

Publisher

PLEA

Location

Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Place of publication

[Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium]

Start date

2011-07-13

End date

2011-07-15

ISBN-13

9782874632761

ISBN-10

2874632767

Language

eng

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Publication classification

E1 Full written paper - refereed

Copyright notice

2011, Organizing Committee of PLEA'2011

Editor/Contributor(s)

M Bodart, A Evrard

Title of proceedings

PLEA 2011 : Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on passive and low energy architecture : Architecture and Sustainable Development

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