Evaluation of indoor climates using the Climate Evaluation Charts

M.H.J. Martens, A.W.M. Schijndel, van, H.L. Schellen

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The indoor climate plays a key-role in relation to sustainable building. Often measured or simulated time series are used for the evaluation of indoor climate performances. Analyzing these data might be a problem due to the lack of proper visualization tools. In this paper, we introduce a new way to visualize long-term (seasonal) and detailed (less than 1 hour) measured or simulated indoor climate data compared to demanded criteria in a single chart: the Climate Evaluation Chart (CEC). Furthermore, the use of CECs is demonstrated by two case studies: (1) Preservation priority. This case comprehends the evaluation of various indoor climate control designs of a famous Dutch museum, in relation to the preservation of paintings. (2) Thermal comfort priority. The thermal comfort in a fully controlled standard office is evaluated in relation to the energy usage. It is concluded that CECs can be quite helpful for analyzing indoor climate data in relation to its criteria. Furthermore, the CEC is implemented in a web application and is public domain.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the AIVC 27th conference Technologies & sustainable policies for a radical decrease of the energy consumption in buildings. Lyon, France
Place of PublicationBrussels
PublisherAir Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC )
ISBN (Print)2-86834-122-5
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Eventconference; EPIC2006AIVC ; 27 Lyon; 2006-11-20; 2006-11-22 -
Duration: 20 Nov 200622 Nov 2006


Conferenceconference; EPIC2006AIVC ; 27 Lyon; 2006-11-20; 2006-11-22
OtherEPIC2006AIVC ; 27 Lyon


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