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Sauerwein, David and Fitzgerald, Niall and Kuhn, Christoph Experimental and Numerical Analysis of Temperature Reduction Potentials in the Heating Supply of an Unrenovated University Building. Journals Energies Volume 16 Issue 3, 16 (3).

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first_pagesettingsOrder Article Reprints Open AccessArticle Experimental and Numerical Analysis of Temperature Reduction Potentials in the Heating Supply of an Unrenovated University Building by David Sauerwein *ORCID,Niall FitzgeraldORCID andChristoph Kuhn Institute for Sustainable Building Design, Department of Architecture, Technical University of Darmstadt, El-Lissitzky-Str. 1, 64287 Darmstadt, Germany * Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. Energies 2023, 16(3), 1263; Received: 6 December 2022 / Revised: 15 January 2023 / Accepted: 18 January 2023 / Published: 25 January 2023 Download Browse Figures Versions Notes Abstract Lowering the temperatures in heating systems is the key to decarbonizing the heat supply in the building sector, because it is a door opener to greater integration of renewable heat, the use of excess heat and to improve compatibility for heat pumps. This often fails because heating systems, especially in unrenovated building stock, usually require high supply temperatures. Previous studies on temperature reduction in existing buildings are performed mainly numerically, whereas in this research the numeric calculations are validated by measurements. For this purpose, a demonstrator with two different ceiling heating systems is integrated in the listed architecture building of the Technical University of Darmstadt and the achievable temperature reduction is investigated. Based on this, parameter variations are conducted through a simulation model in order to test the feasibility of the concept for the entire building. The results show that even with an unrenovated building envelope, a significant temperature reduction to below 45 °C is possible without exceeding the normative limits of thermal comfort. With moderate building envelope renovation, the reduction is possible even to below 36 °C. The measures investigated can make the building compatible with renewable heat potentials without negative impacts on the cultural heritage.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: building energy performance; low-temperature heating; ceiling heating system; radiant heating system; building simulation; thermal comfort; temperature reduction; suspended heating system; plastered heating meander; building renovation
Subjects: English > Climate Change Adaptation
Depositing User: Susanna Carlsten
Date Deposited: 04 May 2023 05:05
Last Modified: 04 May 2023 05:05

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