Renew. Energy Environ. Sustain.
Volume 7, 2022
Achieving Zero Carbon Emission by 2030
|Number of page(s)||11|
|Published online||06 January 2022|
Development and Application of a Thermal Comfort Model in Buildings
Department of Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Avda. Lope Gómez de Marzoa s/n. Campus Vida, 15782 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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Received in final form: 30 September 2021
Accepted: 30 September 2021
Buildings are one of the systems that more energy consumed in the European Union. The study of the thermal envelope is interesting in order to reduce the energy losses. For that, a mathematical model able to predict the system response to external temperature variations is developed. With the mathematical model, different thermal envelope elements of a building based on the lag and the cushioning of the resultant wave can be characterized. In addition, it is important to analyse where the insulation is placed, because when the insulation is outside and the thermal mass is inside, the system produces a response with smooth temperature variations than when the insulation is inside. Therefore, placing the outside insulation generates more steady indoor temperatures, increasing the thermal comfort inside the building. To complete the mathematical model that allows predicting the temperature inside a building taking into account the solar inputs and the thermal inertia of the building. This study will help to establish the optimum design parameters in order to build sustainable and comfortable buildings. Furthermore, it will take one step forward in the construction of nearly Zero-Energy Buildings.
© A. Vilaboa Díaz and P.M. Bello Bugallo, Published by EDP Sciences, 2021
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