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Thermal Comfort and Energy-Efficient Cooling of Nonresidential Buildings

Book

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Doreen E. Kalz, Jens Pfafferott
    Pages 1-14
  3. Doreen E. Kalz, Jens Pfafferott
    Pages 15-20
  4. Doreen E. Kalz, Jens Pfafferott
    Pages 21-32
  5. Doreen E. Kalz, Jens Pfafferott
    Pages 33-48
  6. Doreen E. Kalz, Jens Pfafferott
    Pages 49-64
  7. Doreen E. Kalz, Jens Pfafferott
    Pages 65-108
  8. Doreen E. Kalz, Jens Pfafferott
    Pages 109-117
  9. Doreen E. Kalz, Jens Pfafferott
    Pages 119-125
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 127-128

About this book

Introduction

This book supports HVAC planners in reducing the cooling energy demand, improving the indoor environment and designing more cost-effective building concepts. High performance buildings have shown that it is possible to go clearly beyond the energy requirements of existing legislation and obtaining good thermal comfort. However, there is still a strong uncertainty in day-to-day practice due to the lack of legislative regulations for mixed-mode buildings which are neither only naturally ventilated nor fully air-conditioned, but use a mix of different low-energy cooling techniques. Based on the findings from monitoring campaigns (long-term measurements in combination with field studies on thermal comfort), simulation studies, and a comprehensive review on existing standards and guidelines, this book acts as a commonly accessible knowledge pool for passive and low-energy cooling techniques.

Keywords

Energy-Efficient Cooling HVAC Planning Low-energy Cooling Techniques Mixed-mode Buildings Non-Residential Buildings Thermal Comfort

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISEFreiburgGermany
  2. 2.The Graduate School of OffenburgUniversity of Applied SciencesOffenburgGermany

About the authors

Dr. Kalz and Dr. Pfafferott have been working in building physics and HVAC concepts for low-energy and net zero energy buildings for many years in industry, at Fraunhofer ISE and at the university level.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Thermal Comfort and Energy-Efficient Cooling of Nonresidential Buildings
  • Authors Doreen E. Kalz
    Jens Pfafferott
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
  • Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-04582-5
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-04581-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-04582-5
  • Series ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series E-ISSN 2191-5318
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 128
  • Number of Illustrations 104 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Energy Efficiency
    Building Physics, HVAC
    Industrial Design
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