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Benchmarking thermal performance of buildings and identifying preferred thermal conditions with highly deployable IoT devices

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  • G. Kokogiannakis, University of Wollongong
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  • Wenye Lin, University of Wollongong
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  • M. Fiorentini
  • L. Ledo Gomis, University of Wollongong
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  • P. Cooper, University of Wollongong
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  • E. Hoskins, Arup Group
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  • T. Elgood, Arup Group

Low cost, network-based, pervasive sensing devices that capture a range of indoor environmental parameters were successfully developed and deployed in two large mechanically ventilated buildings in Sydney and in Wollongong in Australia. The devices could provide information over the internet for the indoor environment of the buildings at high spatial and temporal resolutions and could also capture occupant expressions of preferences for the indoor thermal environment. The paper describes findings from the monitoring data and the real-Time occupant responses that were collected between March/2017 and October/2018. The analysis includes records from approximately 1450 real-Time expressions of thermal preferences from the occupants of the two buildings and more than 5.5 million time stamp rows that contained sets of indoor environmental quality data. The paper demonstrates a low-cost method for benchmarking buildings with each other and providing the means of communicating the often-unknown occupant requirements to facility managers.

Original languageEnglish
Article number042104
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 23 Oct 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings, IAQVEC 2019 - Bari, Italy
Duration: 5 Sept 20197 Sept 2019


Conference10th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings, IAQVEC 2019

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