SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology

Thermal Comfort and Energy-Efficient Cooling of Nonresidential Buildings

Authors: Kalz, Doreen, Pfafferott, Jens

  • Presents different energy efficient cooling technologies
  • Evaluates techniques with regard to their energy efficiency and the impact on the thermal comfort
  • Gives state-of-the-art information on technological potentials and the impact on thermal comfort and energy efficiency in a changing environment
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About this book

This book supports HVAC planners in reducing the cooling energy demand, improving the indoor environment and designing more cost-effective building concepts. High performance buildings have shown that it is possible to go clearly beyond the energy requirements of existing legislation and obtaining good thermal comfort. However, there is still a strong uncertainty in day-to-day practice due to the lack of legislative regulations for mixed-mode buildings which are neither only naturally ventilated nor fully air-conditioned, but use a mix of different low-energy cooling techniques. Based on the findings from monitoring campaigns (long-term measurements in combination with field studies on thermal comfort), simulation studies, and a comprehensive review on existing standards and guidelines, this book acts as a commonly accessible knowledge pool for passive and low-energy cooling techniques.

About the authors

Dr. Kalz and Dr. Pfafferott have been working in building physics and HVAC concepts for low-energy and net zero energy buildings for many years in industry, at Fraunhofer ISE and at the university level.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Impact of Cooling on Energy Use

    Kalz, Doreen E. (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Thermal Indoor Environment

    Kalz, Doreen E. (et al.)

    Pages 15-20

  • Standards on Thermal Comfort

    Kalz, Doreen E. (et al.)

    Pages 21-32

  • User Satisfaction with Thermal Comfort in Office Buildings

    Kalz, Doreen E. (et al.)

    Pages 33-48

  • Methodology for the Evaluation of Thermal Comfort in Office Buildings

    Kalz, Doreen E. (et al.)

    Pages 49-64

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-04582-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-04581-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Thermal Comfort and Energy-Efficient Cooling of Nonresidential Buildings
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-04582-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-04582-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-04581-8
Series ISSN
2191-530X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 128
Number of Illustrations and Tables
104 b/w illustrations
Topics