Analysis of the air heating in Norwegian passive houses using detailed dynamic simulations
Authors: Publication Year: 2013

The passive house (PH) standard is seen as the future minimal requirement for buildings in Norway, where a specific definition has been developed (NS 3700). Nevertheless, the relation between this standard and air heating (AH) is not clear while both concepts are often associated. The present contribution investigates challenges for AH in terms of thermal dynamics (e.g. temperature distribution and control) as well as the feasibility of the AH concept. This is done using detailed dynamic simulations on a typical detached house typology. Results show some limitations of the AH concept in Nordic countries, as well as provide guidelines for the design procedure.

Additional Info

  • WP: Energy supply systems and services
  • Publication Year: 2013
  • Pages: 1802-1809
  • Name of proceedings: Building Simulation 2013 – 13th International Conference on the International Building Performance Simulation Association
  • Name of conference: IBPSA 2013
  • Town: Chambery
  • Country: France
  • Date from: Sunday, 25 August 2013
  • Date to: Thursday, 29 August 2013

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