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Abdul Mujeebu, M and Ashraf, N (2020) Impact of location and deadband on energy performance of nano aerogel glazing for office building in Saudi Arabia. Building Research & Information, 48(06), 645–58.

Finegan, E, Kelly, G and O’Sullivan, G (2020) Comparative analysis of Passivhaus simulated and measured overheating frequency in a typical dwelling in Ireland. Building Research & Information, 48(06), 681–99.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Overheating; Passivhaus; NZEB; climate change;
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2019.1691490
  • Abstract:
    Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) simulations are crucial in balancing a reduced space heat demand and reduced overheating in Passivhaus dwellings. This paper identifies the PHPP simulated overheating frequency (OF) for a dwelling in Douglas, Cork, Ireland, constructed in 2015. The measured indoor temperature is also recorded over a 12-month period. A comparative analysis of measured and simulated overheating is carried out, with two overheating thresholds of 25°C and 24°C. The simulation estimates an OF of 0.00%, for a typical year (at 25°C). The simulation relies on a dwelling average temperature, where the equivalent measured OF for the test year is 2.64%, derived from a volume-weighted mean indoor temperature (T vm). At a reduced threshold of 24°C, the measured OF is 4.67%. Measurements within 6 independent zones identify 52.61% of readings above 25°C are eliminated by using T vm. The representation of overheating as a percentage of the year is shown to distort the effect of overheating, while the T vm value overlooks variations in zonal temperature. This paper recommends that a more robust assessment tool is developed within PHPP, to predict OF for passive house dwellings, while adopting this methodology for dwellings of Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (nZEB) standard.

Hu, M (2020) Life-cycle environmental assessment of energy-retrofit strategies on a campus scale. Building Research & Information, 48(06), 659–80.

Martinez-Soto, A and Jentsch, M F (2020) A transferable energy model for determining the future energy demand and its uncertainty in a country’s residential sector. Building Research & Information, 48(06), 587–612.

Mellado Mascaraque, M &, Castilla Pacual, F J, Oteiza, I and Aparicio Secanellas, S (2020) Hygrothermal assessment of a traditional earthen wall in a dry Mediterranean climate. Building Research & Information, 48(06), 632–44.

Mukhopadhyay, J (2020) Observations of energy consumption and IEQ in a ‘Tiny House’. Building Research & Information, 48(06), 613–31.