Better building operation, maintenance, and well-being in apartments with smart indoor climate meters

Lars Gunnarsen, Rune K. Andersen, Göran Wilke

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The justification of energy consumption in dwellings is to maintain comfortable and healthy indoor climate. Sufficient air exchange and comfortable temperatures protect building structures against mould growth caused by high relative humidity and improve comfort and health among occupants. This project investigated a new way of heat accounting based on indoor climate meters logging temperature, humidity and CO2 concentrations in apartments every 5 minutes. The logged values permitted calculation of payments according to ability to maintain an indoor climate with moderate temperatures, low CO2 concentrations and low relative humidity of the indoor air. The results show less variation in payments between dwellings than for the traditional heat consumption based billing. In addition, an apparent increased interest in maintaining temperatures, humidity and carbon dioxide concentrations at recommended levels was noted among tenants.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHealthy Buildings 2021 – Europe : Proceedings of the 17th International Healthy Buildings Conference 21–23 June 2021
EditorsGuangyu Cao, Sverre B. Holøs, Moon Keun Kim, Peter G. Schild
Place of PublicationOslo, Norway
PublisherSINTEF Academic Press
Publication date21 Jun 2021
Article number2.7
ISBN (Print)978-82-536-1728-2 (Pdf)
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2021
EventHealthy Buildings Europe 2021 - Norway, Oslo, Norway
Duration: 21 Jun 202123 Jun 2021


ConferenceHealthy Buildings Europe 2021
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SeriesSINTEF proceedings


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