Thermal modelling of the overheating risk in highly insulated dwellings

Whittington, Ben (2016) Thermal modelling of the overheating risk in highly insulated dwellings. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    This paper explores the overheating risk in highly insulated dwellings. Primary and Secondary research has been carried out to help the investigation. The Primary data has been carried out through the use of digital models to compare the energy efficiency of two case study dwellings. The case study dwellings are a typical 1960s construction, detached building and a SIP constructed, detached building. The secondary data helped to outline a human discomfort criteria, which has been used to determine whether the conditions in the houses result in an overheating risk. The secondary data also looks at the construction methods used and thermal concepts within dwellings. The investigation showed that the environmental performance of the SIP house caused the thermal comfort for the occupants to be discomforting, however the results suggested that the issue was not as severe as previously thought.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2016 10:49
    Last Modified: 05 Sep 2016 10:49

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