Evaluation of Performances, Thermal Comfort and Energy Consumption of a Reversible Radiant Ceiling by Capillary Mat: Application for the Prefabricated Buildings

The objective of this paper is to analyse if Radiant Cooling Ceiling (RCC) has the potential to providebetter comfort and energy consumption in prefabricated buildings by comparison with conventionalsystems installed on this structures. Another purpose of this paper is to investigate the risk ofcondensation on the ceiling panel and finding the solution to prevent this. A building energy simulationcode called Trnsys was used to simulate the system and to analyse different characteristics of theRCC and of the indoor space.