Adaptive temperature limits

a new guideline in The Netherlands : a new approach for the assessment of building performance with respect to thermal indoor climate

A. C. Van Der Linden*, A. C. Boerstra, A. K. Raue, S. R. Kurvers, R. J. De Dear

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Abstract

The first guidelines for thermal comfort in buildings in The Netherlands were developed in the late 70s and in the 80s. They were based on the PMV-PPD relationship. In this article new guidelines are presented, based on the international research on adaptive thermal comfort. Two building/climate types are introduced: "Alpha" and "Beta", analogous to the categories in the field studies on adaptive thermal comfort. For each building/climate type operative indoor temperature limits are given as a function of the running mean outdoor temperature and classified according to NPR-CR 1752. Finally some initial temperature simulations are shown, the results of which are plotted in the new comfort zone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8-17
Number of pages10
JournalEnergy and Buildings
Volume38
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2006

Keywords

  • thermal comfort
  • adaptive model
  • temperature simulations

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