PhD project within Smart City & Smart Buildings
Technical University of Denmark, DTU Byg
OCCUPANT-RESPONSIVE INTEGRATED VENTILATION AND HEATING SOLUTIONS WITH EXCELLENT COMFORT FOR NEW AND RENOVATED DWELLINGS
Technical installations in new and renovated homes, such as heating and mechanical ventilation, are developed and installed on the basis of energy efficiency targets, and have at the same time a large impact on the inhabitants’ comfort and well-being. They are often opaque and complex to understand, maintain and diagnose, which may lead to discomfort and unnecessary energy use.
In this project, a multidisciplinary approach is adopted to qualify end-users’ experiences and expectations regarding residential comfort technology, through the double lens of engineering and anthropology. On the basis of this knowledge, a solution to empower the users to make informed decisions is proposed and tested, relying on IoT technology. The ultimate goal is for end-users to feel comfortable and in control, while the intelligent system balances indoor climate, energy efficiency, and flexible energy use to accommodate fluctuating renewable energy generation.
SELECTED ARTICLES & PAPERS
Sarran, L., Christensen, M. H., Hviid, C. A., Radoszynski, A. M., Rode, C., & Pierre, P. (2019). Data-driven study on individual occupant comfort using heating setpoints and window openings in new low-energy apartments – preliminary insights. E3S Web of Conferences, 111, . https://doi.org/10.1051/e3sconf/201911104063
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Sarran, L. J., Hviid, C. A., & Rode, C. (2020). Correlation between perceived usability of building services and indoor environmental satisfaction in retrofitted low-energy homes. Building and Environment, 179, . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2020.106946
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