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As a consequence of people becoming more aware of their impact on the environment, there is an increasing demand for low energy buildings. Forced by regulation, building envelopes are improving and heating and cooling systems with higher efficiencies are being installed. The public are willing to embrace these new technologies, as long as they do not affect the quality of their indoor environment. In this paper, an introduction to research on the realisation of the indoor thermal comfort in residential buildings with water based, low-energy heating systems is given. The basis for this work is a more realistic definition of comfort temperatures for residential buildings. Subsequently, appropriate heat emitters to realise that thermal comfort in an efficient way are identified, taking into account the limitations of the production system under consideration. An example of a µ-cogeneration system is presented as a case study.
|Publication status||Published - 29 Apr 2008|
|Event||Micro-Cogen 2008, 1st International Conference on Micro-Cogeneration Technologies and Applications - Ottawa, Canada|
Duration: 29 Apr 2008 → 1 May 2008
|Conference||Micro-Cogen 2008, 1st International Conference on Micro-Cogeneration Technologies and Applications|
|Period||29/04/08 → 1/05/08|
- low-energy building
- energy efficiency
- indoor thermal comfort
- residential building
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