Thermal Comfort and Ventilation Criteria for low Energy Residential Buildings in Building Codes

Guangyu Cao, Jarek Kurnitski, Hazim Awbi, Tine Steen Larsen, Per Heiselberg, Rita Streblow, Jensen Zhang, Atila Novoselac, Miimu Airaksinen

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Abstract

Indoor environmental quality and energy performance of buildings are becoming more and more important in the design and construction of low energy, passive and zero energy buildings. At the same time, improved insulation and air tightness have the potential to resulting in a deterioration of the indoor air quality in such buildings. Currently, there are no global guidelines for specifying the indoor thermal environment in such low-energy buildings. The objective of this paper is to analyse the classification of indoor thermal comfort levels and recommended ventilation rates for different low energy buildings, and propose a set of indices that would enable better quantification and comparison among low energy buildings. In this study, the building codes and voluntary guidelines have been reviewed on the basis of experience of Finland, UK, Denmark, USA and Germany. The analysis in this paper will be based on the international standard ISO 7730 and EN 15251 in comparisons with other national building codes or standards.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHealthy Buildings 2012 : 10th International Conference
Number of pages6
Place of PublicationBrisbane, Australia
PublisherQueensland University of Technology
Publication date2012
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-921897-40-5
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventHealthy Buildings 2012 Conference: 10th International Conference - Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 8 Jul 201215 Jul 2012
Conference number: 10

Conference

ConferenceHealthy Buildings 2012 Conference
Number10
LocationBrisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane
Period08/07/201215/07/2012

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Thermal comfort
Ventilation
Air quality
Deterioration
Insulation
Air

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Keywords

  • Thermal Comfort
  • Ventilation
  • Low Energy Building
  • Passive Building
  • Building Code

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Cao, G., Kurnitski, J., Awbi, H., Larsen, T. S., Heiselberg, P., Streblow, R., ... Airaksinen, M. (2012). Thermal Comfort and Ventilation Criteria for low Energy Residential Buildings in Building Codes. In Healthy Buildings 2012: 10th International Conference Brisbane, Australia: Queensland University of Technology.
Cao, Guangyu ; Kurnitski, Jarek ; Awbi, Hazim ; Larsen, Tine Steen ; Heiselberg, Per ; Streblow, Rita ; Zhang, Jensen ; Novoselac, Atila ; Airaksinen, Miimu. / Thermal Comfort and Ventilation Criteria for low Energy Residential Buildings in Building Codes. Healthy Buildings 2012: 10th International Conference. Brisbane, Australia : Queensland University of Technology, 2012.
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Thermal Comfort and Ventilation Criteria for low Energy Residential Buildings in Building Codes. / Cao, Guangyu; Kurnitski, Jarek; Awbi, Hazim; Larsen, Tine Steen; Heiselberg, Per; Streblow, Rita; Zhang, Jensen; Novoselac, Atila; Airaksinen, Miimu.

Healthy Buildings 2012: 10th International Conference. Brisbane, Australia : Queensland University of Technology, 2012.

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Cao G, Kurnitski J, Awbi H, Larsen TS, Heiselberg P, Streblow R et al. Thermal Comfort and Ventilation Criteria for low Energy Residential Buildings in Building Codes. In Healthy Buildings 2012: 10th International Conference. Brisbane, Australia: Queensland University of Technology. 2012