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The impact of refurbishment on thermal comfort in post-war office buildings

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posted on 27.01.2016, 11:44 by Ozlem Duran, Simon Taylor, Kevin Lomas
Post-war office buildings have been modelled using EnergyPlus to determine the effect on thermal comfort of a range of energy- saving refurbishment measures. The native buildings were found to be thermally uncomfortable in the winter due to low operative temperatures arising from their concrete construction and single glazing. When the building envelope was refurbished, the energy performance improved markedly and the buildings became thermally comfortable in the winter. However, in the summer they were prone to overheating, though the impact was mitigated by shading and night cooling. It is concluded that a wider range of refurbishment techniques needs to be investigated to achieve simultaneous energy reduction and year-round thermal comfort.

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  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

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Energy Procedia

Volume

78

Pages

877 - 882

Citation

DURAN, O., TAYLOR, S. and LOMAS, K.J., 2015. The impact of refurbishment on thermal comfort in post-war office buildings. Energy Procedia, 78, pp.877-882

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Elsevier (© 2015 The Authors)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2015

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This paper was presented at the 6th International Building Physics Conference, IBPC 2015. It was published by Elsevier as an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).

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1876-6102

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en

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