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Thermal Energy Storage and the Passive House Standard: How PCM Incorporated Into Wallboard Can Aid Thermal Comfort

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Colclough, Shane, Griffiths, Philip and Gschwander, Stefan (2009) Thermal Energy Storage and the Passive House Standard: How PCM Incorporated Into Wallboard Can Aid Thermal Comfort. In: Architecture, Energy and the Occupant's Perspective Architec. Les Presses de l’Université Laval (PUL), Quebec, Canada, pp. 961-966. ISBN 978-2-7637-8939-2 [Book section]

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Abstract

This paper looks at the application of Thermal Energy Storage in enhancing thermal comfort through the moderation of summer temperature swings. The effect of PCM wallboard on indoor temperatures is examined for a number of European locations using a tailored Dynamic Building Simulation tool. Cooling effects of up to 3°C and reduced overheating hours of up to 18% are predicted. It was found that the effectiveness of the wallboard is climate dependent and that care must be taken to choose the most appropriate phase change temperature.

Item Type:Book section
Keywords:Phase Change Material, Climate Specific Building Design, Passive Cooling, Passive Heating, Innovative Systems, PCM, energy, comfort, Thermal Energy Storage, Passive House, PHPP, Wallboard
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > School of the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Built Environment Research Institute
Built Environment Research Institute > Centre for Sustainable Technologies (CST)
ID Code:20225
Deposited By:Dr Philip Griffiths
Deposited On:05 Oct 2011 14:44
Last Modified:05 Oct 2011 14:44

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