One of the research areas of the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) concerns the built environment.Several facilities to conduct the research activities are at ECNs disposal. One of these facilities, are five research dwellings located on the terrain of ECN. Measureddata from these facilities together with weather data and computer models are used to evaluate innovativeenergy concepts and components in energy systems on their performance. The facilities are used for a broad range of research activities as well as product development.This paper explains more about the test facilities and the methods that are used to evaluate performance.
Research and development with full scale research dwellings
28th AIVC and 2nd Palenc Conference " Building Low Energy Cooling and Ventilation Technologies in the 21st Century", Crete, Greece, 27-29 September 2007