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Integrated Environmental Solutions, IES (2009) Technical Paper 5: Energy modelling of a mid 19th century villa - Baseline performance and improvement options. Technical Report. Historic Scotland, Technical Conservation Group.

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Assessment of a traditional, two-storey sandstone villa in terms of its energy performance and internal comfort conditions. Dynamic thermal modelling will be used rather than Steady State calculation methods in an attempt to record results from an alternative software testing technique. The performance of this building, located in Fife, is intended to provide generic results for traditionally constructed buildings with high thermal mass. The results will attempt to show that the two main issues are with heating system operational profiles and insulation has been added to the traditional construction. Providing insulation within existing walls for example would be considered to negate the effects of thermal mass however thermal mass works even though insulation is in between the construction. With the use of modern central heating, buildings with high thermal mass favour small boilers working at maximum output and therefore efficiency - longer periods of operation at lower output. Conversely, buildings with low thermal mass tend to have much wider changes in temperature and the boiler can cycle on and off constantly.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Thermal mass, heating, villa, thermal modelling, comfort
Subjects: ?? build ??
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English > Simulation
Depositing User: Anna Samuelsson
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2012 07:56
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2017 11:22

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