Investigation of Indoor Climate in a Naturally Ventilated Office Building

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Abstract

A measuring program in a naturally ventilated office building in Copenhagen was carried out to document the indoor climate and ventilation system performance during a year. It included a questionnaire regarding the perceived indoor environmental quality and physical measurements of thermal comfort, indoor air quality, air distribution in the building, air flow rates and infiltration.

The results showed that the temperature levels in general fulfilled the requirements for thermal comfort. In some parts of the building occupants complained of high and varying temperatures and draught. This was due to a combination of poor control of solar shading and a very high local heat load that was above the Danish recommendations for naturally ventilated office buildings. Both measured and perceived indoor air quality in the building was in general very high. The measured air flow rates was relatively high due to the need for cooling in the office building, while the level of infiltration was quite low indicating an airtight construction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Indoor Air 2008 : The 11th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Copenhagen, Denmark, 17 - 22 August, 2008
Number of pages8
PublisherTechnical University of Denmark (DTU)
Publication date2008
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventInternational Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 17 Aug 200822 Aug 2008
Conference number: 11

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate
Number11
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period17/08/200822/08/2008

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Keywords

  • Full-scale measurements
  • Air quality
  • Thermal comfort
  • Air distribution
  • Infiltration

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