IEA-EBC Annex 69: Strategy and Practice of Adaptive Thermal Comfort in Low Energy Buildings
The Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA EBC) approved the “IEA- EBC Annex 69 Strategy and Practice of Adaptive Thermal Comfort in Low Energy Buildings” in 2014. The project will run till 2019.
The objectives of the project are to:
- establish a database with quantitative descriptions of occupant thermal adaptions responses;
- develop new or improved indoor thermal environment criteria based on the adaptive thermal comfort concept;
- provide a basis for the creation of or revisions to indoor environment standards
- propose passive building design strategies to achieve thermal comfort with low energy consumption; and
- provide guidelines for new cooling and heating devices based on perceived or individual control adaptation.
The expected deliverables of the project are:
- a database with a user interface including information about human thermal reactions, together with occupant behaviour and building energy consumption;
- a model and criteria for the application of adaptive thermal comfort in buildings;
- guidelines for low energy building design based on the adaptive thermal comfort concept; and
- guidelines for personal thermal comfort systems in low energy buildings.
For more information, please visit the project’s website at the link provided below.