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Presenting Research on Thermal Performance at the World Building Conference in Tampere, Finland

Presenting Research on Thermal Performance at the World Building Conference in Tampere, Finland

The aim of this research is to determine the influence of decisions concerning architectural design and building construction on the thermal performance of a house under certain climatic conditions. The focus is on the GUtech EcoHaus, an already built low-energy residential building in Muscat, Oman. In this study the performance of the EcoHaus is digitally modelled and benchmarked against a series of buildings of similar size and function, but of different shape, material, and orientation in order to study the impact of these variable factors on the cooling loads. 

Master Thesis:
PECH, Fabian (2015): Energy Balance of an Energetically Neutral Building for the Oman Eco House Design Competition by Modelling and Simulation. Supervisors: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Modigell, Dipl.-Ing. Matthias Kalkert. RWTH Aachen University, Chair Mechanische Verfahrenstechnik (AVT)

LAUFER, Raphael (2016): Analysis, Refining, Fitting and Extension of an Existing Dynamic Model (MATLAB) with Measurement- and Weather Data for the "EcoHaus" at GUtech University Campus in Oman. Supervisors: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Modigell, Dr.-Ing. Süleyman Yüce. RWTH Aachen University, Chair Mechanische Verfahrenstechnik (AVT)

Conference Papers and Presentations:
PECH, F., KNEBEL, N., MODIGELL, M., (2016): Benchmarking the Thermal Performance on GUtech's EcoHaus by Dynamic Modelling. World Building Conference 2016, Tampere, Finland. Proceedings WBC 16, Volume: IV.

 

Verifying Climate Data from Simulation and Monitoring

Verifying Climate Data from Simulation and Monitoring

Announcing the Global Eco House Design Competition

Announcing the Global Eco House Design Competition