Thermal comfort in EE-HIGHRISE

Thermal comfort was evaluated in several rooms in two different apartments, respectively B1.5 and B1.6.
The evaluation was done in two monitoring campaigns, respectively in March 2015 and in July 2015.
The equipment used during these campaigns was composed out of the following sensors : a black globe temperature sensor, an air and relative humidity sensor and an air velocity sensor.
The measured data were used to calculate the predicted mean vote ( PMV ) and the percentage people dissatisfied ( PPD ) as defined by the ISO standard 7730 .
The main results and conclusions are shown in enclosed slides which were presented at the last general assembly in March 2016 in Ljubljana.
Also a more detailed overview has been made and enclosed.
In general, thermal comfort in the apartments is good. However, since the apartments were not occupied, relative humidity values were rather low and have penalized the evaluation. When occupied, it is expected that relative humidity and thermal comfort will further increase due the presence of people and the use of kitchens and bathrooms. Since the ventilation system doesn't have a recovery unit on the air exhaust who also recuperates humidity , it may be necessary to install humidifiers to achieve the highest comfort levels in winter. In summertime, the thermal comfort is good but could be improved further by raising the temperature set point which was set at 20 °C, rather low during the summer monitoring campaigns.

 The results are presented in slides alReview ESH thermal monotoring.