Delivering thermal comfort to the inhabitants is one of the main functions of buildings but the application of the standard models to residential buildings presents some challenges: the statistical approach does not work and the users have a great number of adaptive opportunities. The most difficult parameters to simulate during the design phase are the ones linked to the inhabitants’ habits and preferences, which often leads to a bias in the energy performance simulation. In this paper the Indoor Thermal Comfort Consistency Index (ITCCI) for residential buildings is introduced: it measures the consistency in delivering constant indoor thermal conditions regardless the variables depending on the inhabitants. The index is calculated through a series of simulations in which the parameters of natural ventilation, internal gains and blind utilization vary between a lower and an upper limit. A case study is presented to evaluate the use of the index on four buildings of the DHOMO project. This index may be a useful tool for designers and could contribute to bring the industry towards the construction of more resilient buildings that are able to provide comfort conditions to a wider range of inhabitants.

Indoor Thermal Comfort Consistency Index: Proposal of a new approach for evaluating thermal quality in residential buildings’ design / Albatici, Rossano; Zanon, Stefano. - ELETTRONICO. - (2020), pp. 1221-1226. ((Intervento presentato al convegno PLEA 2020: Planning Post Carbon Cities tenutosi a A Coruña nel 1st - 3rd September 2020.

Indoor Thermal Comfort Consistency Index: Proposal of a new approach for evaluating thermal quality in residential buildings’ design

Albatici, Rossano;Zanon, Stefano
2020

Abstract

Delivering thermal comfort to the inhabitants is one of the main functions of buildings but the application of the standard models to residential buildings presents some challenges: the statistical approach does not work and the users have a great number of adaptive opportunities. The most difficult parameters to simulate during the design phase are the ones linked to the inhabitants’ habits and preferences, which often leads to a bias in the energy performance simulation. In this paper the Indoor Thermal Comfort Consistency Index (ITCCI) for residential buildings is introduced: it measures the consistency in delivering constant indoor thermal conditions regardless the variables depending on the inhabitants. The index is calculated through a series of simulations in which the parameters of natural ventilation, internal gains and blind utilization vary between a lower and an upper limit. A case study is presented to evaluate the use of the index on four buildings of the DHOMO project. This index may be a useful tool for designers and could contribute to bring the industry towards the construction of more resilient buildings that are able to provide comfort conditions to a wider range of inhabitants.
PLEA 2020: 35th PLEA Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture Planning Post Carbon Cities Proceedings
A Coruña
University of A Coruña and Asoc.
978-84-9749-794-7
Albatici, Rossano; Zanon, Stefano
Indoor Thermal Comfort Consistency Index: Proposal of a new approach for evaluating thermal quality in residential buildings’ design / Albatici, Rossano; Zanon, Stefano. - ELETTRONICO. - (2020), pp. 1221-1226. ((Intervento presentato al convegno PLEA 2020: Planning Post Carbon Cities tenutosi a A Coruña nel 1st - 3rd September 2020.
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