Thermal comfort and energy related occupancy behavior in Dutch residential dwellings

Tasos Ioannou

    Research output: ThesisDissertation (TU Delft)

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    Residential buildings account for a significant amount of the national energy
    consumption of all OECD countries and consequently the EU and the Netherlands.
    Therefore, the national targets for CO2 reduction should include provisions for a more energy efficient building stock for all EU member states. National and European level policies the past decades have improved the quality of the building stock by setting stricter standards on the external envelope of newly
    made buildings, the efficiency of the mechanical and heating components, the
    renovation practices and by establishing an energy labelling system. Energy related occupancy behavior is a significant part, and relatively unchartered, of buildings’ energy consumption. This thesis tried to contribute to the understanding of the role of the occupant related to the energy consumption of residential buildings by means of simulations and experimental data obtained by an extensive measurement campaign.
    Original languageEnglish
    Awarding Institution
    • Delft University of Technology
    • Itard, L.C.M., Supervisor
    • Visscher, H.J., Advisor
    Award date9 Nov 2018
    Print ISBNs978-94-6366-096-9
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

    Bibliographical note

    A+BE | Architecture and the Built Environment No 27 (2018)


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