Heat emission from thermal skirting boards: An analytical investigation
2009 (English)In: FIFTH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS AND THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC HEALTH, VOL I AND II, PROCEEDINGS / [ed] Zhang Q; Leung M; Wang XK; Liu YJ; Mo JH, HUNAN: HUNAN UNIV, COLLEGE CIVIL ENGINEERING , 2009, 1354-1361 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Thermal insulation of buildings has greatly improved over past decades and thermal power needed to cover heat losses through the building envelope has markedly decreased. This means that powerful heating appliances are not always needed in modern buildings. Low-temperature thermal emitters can often replace conventional heating devices. Different studies have shown that people living in buildings with low-temperature heating systems were very satisfied with ambient indoor conditions. In particular; thermal comfort levels were considered to be higher than in buildings with a traditional heating system. Low-temperature heating systems distribute mainly radiant heat with small temperature differences and minimal air movement. This means less spread of allergens and pollutants in the room air and a healthier indoor environment. The general conclusion from this research is that low-temperature heating systems give not just energy savings but may also improve indoor conditions. A combination of low-temperature heating systems and low-valued energy sources, such as heat pumps, give a higher coefficient of performance (COP). This means an environmentally friendly alternative.
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HUNAN: HUNAN UNIV, COLLEGE CIVIL ENGINEERING , 2009. 1354-1361 p.
Heat requirement, Heat transfer, Low-temperature heating, Skirting heating, Thermal power
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-30682ISI: 000270107401009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-30682DiVA: diva2:402993
5th International Workshop on Energy and Environment of Residential Buildings/3rd International Conference on Built Environment and Public Health, Guilin, PEOPLES R CHINA, MAY 29-31, 2009
QC 201103102011-03-102011-03-042013-11-19Bibliographically approved