Ditte Marie Jørgensen, Anders Høj Christensen
Bibliographic info:
33rd AIVC Conference " Optimising Ventilative Cooling and Airtightness for [Nearly] Zero-Energy Buildings, IAQ and Comfort", Copenhagen, Denmark, 10-11 October 2012

BR10 requires that all new residential constructions should be built as low energy housing. In order to meet these requirements residential buildings must be equipped with far more complex technology, than conventional housing. This, for example, could be a combination of mechanical balanced ventilation, natural ventilation, heat pumps, solar heating, solar cells or automatic sunscreens.
The users’ needs and wishes for the energy consumption (extent and quality), and thereby the interaction between consumer and building, installations and electrical consuming equipment, is vital for reaching the energy- and emission goals.
The project’s focus is energy efficiency in residential housing by controlling the interaction between technology and behaviour. The project is looking into all of the significant energy consuming applications, such as heating, ventilation, lighting, household, entertainment, IT etc.
The main part of the project has been the interaction with the users of the house. Different scenarios have been tested by the family living in the house. The family has through its daily living tested if the building, the installations and the utilities have been functioning according to plan – what have been good and what have been bad?