Hygrothermal Simulation Applied to Energy Efficiency Improvement
The exterior weather data is a key factor in buildings’ behaviour and an important input of hygrothermal simulation, as tool to previously assess the buildings’ behaviour and achieve sustainable buildings with high degree of user satisfaction and lower energy costs. Hygrothermal simulations were conducted using a commercial hygrothermal simulation tool considering two reference years. The results were statistically compared. They showed that the weather data-gap filling to create the TRY did not influence considerably the outputs of the hygrothermal simulation, mostly because they were only used in the month selection of the TRY and not for numerical simulation purposes.
Prof. Andreas Öchsner, Prof. Graeme E. Murch, Ali Shokuhfar and Prof. João M.P.Q. Delgado
J.M.P.Q. Delgado "Hygrothermal Simulation Applied to Energy Efficiency Improvement", Defect and Diffusion Forum, Vol. 371, pp. 97-101, 2016