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Publikācija: Compliance with Summer Thermal Comfort Requirements in Apartment Buildings

Publication Type Full-text conference paper published in other conference proceedings
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Publication language English (en)
Title in original language Compliance with Summer Thermal Comfort Requirements in Apartment Buildings
Field of research 2. Engineering and technology
Sub-field of research 2.1. Construction and transportation engineering
Authors Raimo Simson
Jarek Kurnitski
Mikk Maivel
Targo Kalamees
Keywords building simulation, field study, overheating, compliance
Abstract In this study we have investigated the compliance with summer thermal comfort requirements of 16 new apartment buildings in Estonia by modelling and simulating dwellings using energy and indoor climate simulation software IDA-ICE. We also conducted field measurements of indoor temperature in 17 dwellings in 16 different apartment buildings during the period from 1 July to 31 August 2014. It has been found that 81.3% of the simulated buildings do not comply with the requirements. Measurements show that overheating can be a problem in apartment buildings also in cold climate regions.
DOI: 10.7250/rehvaconf.2015.009
Reference Simson, R., Kurnitski, J., Maivel, M., Kalamees, T. Compliance with Summer Thermal Comfort Requirements in Apartment Buildings. In: Proceedings of REHVA Annual Conference 2015, Latvia, Rīga, 6-9 May, 2015. Rīga: RTU PRESS, 2015, pp.64-69. ISBN 978-9934-10-685-9. e-ISBN 978-9934-10-717-7. Available from: doi:10.7250/rehvaconf.2015.009
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