Low-energy house in Sisimiut - Measurement equipment

Philip Hvidthøft Delff Andersen, Carsten Rode, Henrik Madsen

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Abstract

This paper documents the measurement equipment in a low-energy house in Sisimiut, Greenland. Detailed measurements are being taken on energy consumption, indoor temperatures, floor heating, ventilation, open/closed state of doors and windows, and indoors climate. Equipped with a central control unit, experiments can be designed in order to study heat dynamics of the building. It is described how to plan and execute such experiments in one apartment in the building. The building also features both a solar thermal system and extra buffer tank facilitating testing of storage strategies on the power generated by the solar thermal system. A weather station equipped with thermometer, pyranometer and anemometer is installed on the building as well. Finally, it is described how to retrieve data from an SQL server which is configured to take monthly backups. R functions have been implemented to fetch and prepare the data for time series analysis. Examples are given on the use of these.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationKgs. Lyngby
PublisherTechnical University of Denmark
Number of pages54
Publication statusPublished - 2013
SeriesDTU Compute-Technical Report-2013
Number17
ISSN1601-2321

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Andersen, P. H. D., Rode, C., & Madsen, H. (2013). Low-energy house in Sisimiut - Measurement equipment. Kgs. Lyngby: Technical University of Denmark. DTU Compute-Technical Report-2013, No. 17