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Thermal zoning in speculative office buildings: discussing the connections between space layout and inside temperature control

Bleil De Souza, Clarice and Alsaadani, Sara 2012. Thermal zoning in speculative office buildings: discussing the connections between space layout and inside temperature control. Presented at: Building Simulation and Optimization 2012, Loughborough, UK, 10-11 September 2012. 1st Building Simulation and Optimisation Conference. Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK: IBPSA England, pp. 417-424.

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This paper discusses how different office space layouts affect the predicted heating and cooling energy demands in speculative office buildings. The discussion is based on energy simulations of a case study office floor plan layout situated in London. Significant variations in predicted energy demands were found. Examining the free-float inside air temperature profiles led to the conclusion that the thermal behaviour of each zone is mainly influenced by the relationships between different combinations of floor area, window area and internal gains. This means that different ways of describing the building other than its zoning are necessary to assess the potential ranges of thermal behaviour in speculative office buildings.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Publisher: IBPSA England
ISBN: 9781897911426
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Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:41
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/43026

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