Thermal Comfort and Energy-Efficient Cooling of Nonresidential Buildings

  • Doreen E. Kalz
  • Jens Pfafferott

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Doreen E. Kalz, Jens Pfafferott
    Pages 1-14
  3. Doreen E. Kalz, Jens Pfafferott
    Pages 15-20
  4. Doreen E. Kalz, Jens Pfafferott
    Pages 21-32
  5. Doreen E. Kalz, Jens Pfafferott
    Pages 33-48
  6. Doreen E. Kalz, Jens Pfafferott
    Pages 49-64
  7. Doreen E. Kalz, Jens Pfafferott
    Pages 65-108
  8. Doreen E. Kalz, Jens Pfafferott
    Pages 109-117
  9. Doreen E. Kalz, Jens Pfafferott
    Pages 119-125
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 127-128

About this book


This book supports HVAC planners in reducing the cooling energy demand, improving the indoor environment and designing more cost-effective building concepts. High performance buildings have shown that it is possible to go clearly beyond the energy requirements of existing legislation and obtaining good thermal comfort. However, there is still a strong uncertainty in day-to-day practice due to the lack of legislative regulations for mixed-mode buildings which are neither only naturally ventilated nor fully air-conditioned, but use a mix of different low-energy cooling techniques. Based on the findings from monitoring campaigns (long-term measurements in combination with field studies on thermal comfort), simulation studies, and a comprehensive review on existing standards and guidelines, this book acts as a commonly accessible knowledge pool for passive and low-energy cooling techniques.


Energy-Efficient Cooling HVAC Planning Low-energy Cooling Techniques Mixed-mode Buildings Non-Residential Buildings Thermal Comfort

Authors and affiliations

  • Doreen E. Kalz
    • 1
  • Jens Pfafferott
    • 2
  1. 1.Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISEFreiburgGermany
  2. 2.The Graduate School of OffenburgUniversity of Applied SciencesOffenburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-04581-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-04582-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
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