Eusébio. Z. E. Conceição, Margarida C. Lopes, Mª. Manuela J. R. Lúcio
Bibliographic info:
Building Simulation, 2009, Glasgow, Scotland

In this work a numerical model, which simulates the buildings thermal response with complex topology and evaluates the indoor environment comfort, in transient conditions, is used in the energy and thermal comfort evaluation for different passive solutions in a kindergarten, in Summer conditions. After the validation phase, this numerical model is applied in the evaluation of the building thermal behaviour, using the indoor temperature field, and the occupants’ thermal comfort levels, using the PMV and PPD indexes. The introduction of a roof placed in the top of the kindergarten, horizontal shading devices placed above the windows level facing South and external pyramidal opaque trees placed in front to the windows facing West and East, used to reduce the indoor temperature level and to increase the indoor thermal comfort level, in Summer conditions, are analyzed.