Online educational resource on achieving indoor environmental quality with radiant based HVAC systems
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ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA SimBuild 2016:
Building Performance Modeling Conference
August 10-12, 2016 ∙ Salt Lake City, Utah

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This case study presentation is for the residential practitioner who may be asked to model potential thermal comfort conditions inside a new cold climate house. The designer may be unfamiliar or marginally familiar with the application of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 55 - Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy.

Using the CBE web-based PMV/PPD modeller, a free online tool developed on ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 55 and ISO 7730 criteria, participants will learn about the relationships between the six general thermal comfort factors and four local factors as it applies to Standard compliance. Discussion topics include; how to derive a simple surrogate form for mean radiant temperature and air velocities when your engineering modelling budget is next to zero; and how to improve comfort by incorporating large surface area heat exchangers such as radiant floors, walls and ceilings instead of increasing fluid temperatures in fin tube type heat exchangers such as fan/coils which destroys heat pump and boiler efficiencies. An evaluation of window performance and window to wall ratios will also be explored in the context of comfort and the PMV index.

This presentation is for the residential design practitioner who may be unfamiliar with the application of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 55 - Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy. Using a web-based PMV/PPD modeller, participants will learn to use a web based thermal comfort tool for Standard compliance. A practical example of using the Standard and modelling tool will be demonstrated in a residential cold climate case study. Illustrated will be the impact from architectural and HVAC design decisions on occupant thermal comfort and energy efficiency.

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