Energy performance and thermal comfort of courtyard/atrium dwellings in the Netherlands in the light of climate change

Taleghani, M ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1342-4932, Tenpierik, M and van den Dobbelsteen, A 2014, 'Energy performance and thermal comfort of courtyard/atrium dwellings in the Netherlands in the light of climate change' , Renewable Energy, 63 (Mar 14) , pp. 486-497.

[img]
Preview
PDF - Accepted Version
Download (2MB) | Preview

Abstract

With increased global concerns on climate change, the need for innovative spaces which can provide thermal comfort and energy efficiency is also increasing. This paper analyses the effects of transitional spaces on energy performance and indoor thermal comfort of low-rise dwellings in the Netherlands, at present and projected in 2050. For this analysis the four climate scenarios for 2050 from the Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute (KNMI) were used. Including a courtyard within a Dutch terraced dwelling on the one hand showed an increase in annual heating energy demand but on the other hand a decrease in the number of summer discomfort hours. An atrium integrated into a Dutch terraced dwelling reduced the heating demand but increased the number of discomfort hours in summer. Analysing the monthly energy performance, comfort hours and the climate scenarios indicated that using an open courtyard May through October and an atrium, i.e. a covered courtyard, in the rest of the year establishes an optimum balance between energy use and summer comfort for the severest climate scenario.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments
Journal or Publication Title: Renewable Energy
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0960-1481
Related URLs:
Depositing User: M Taleghani
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2019 15:32
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2019 09:01
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/49734

Actions (login required)

Edit record (repository staff only) Edit record (repository staff only)

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year