The indoor climate plays a key-role in relation to sustainable building. Often measured or simulatedtime series are used for the evaluation of indoor climate performances. Analyzing these data might bea problem due to the lack of proper visualization tools. In this paper, we introduce a new way tovisualize long-term (seasonal) and detailed (less than 1 hour) measured or simulated indoor climatedata 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. Thiscase comprehends the evaluation of various indoor climate control designs of a famous Dutchmuseum, in relation to the preservation of paintings. (2) Thermal comfort priority. The thermal comfortin a fully controlled standard office is evaluated in relation to the energy usage. It is concluded thatCECs can be quite helpful for analyzing indoor climate data in relation to its criteria. Furthermore, theCEC is implemented in a web application and is public domain.
Evaluation of Indoor Climates Using the ‘Climate Evaluation Chart’
27th AIVC and 4th Epic Conference "Technologies & sustainable policies for a radical decrease of the energy consumption in buildings", Lyon, France, 20-22 November 2006