Simulated performance of the Thermo Active Building System (TABS) with respect to the provided thermal comfort and primary energy use

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The central module of an office building conditioned by a Thermo Active Building System (TABS) coupled with constant volume ventilation was evaluated by means of dynamic computer simulations. Additionally, the same building model was simulated with a conventional all air VAV ventilation system for comparison. The results showed that with the moderate climate, the TABS decreased the primary energy use by about 16% as compared with the VAV. With hot-humid climate, the portion of the primary energy saved by TABS was ca. 50% even with the supply air dehumidification taken into account. The TABS working in a moderate climate kept the Predicted Percentage of Dissatisfied (PPD) 10%; 1.4% in comparison to 17.5% hours/year.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Healthy Buildings 2009
VolumeCD, paper No.: 309
Publication date2009
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event9th International Healthy Building Conference and Exhibition 2009 - Syracuse, NY, United States
Duration: 13 Sep 200917 Sep 2009
Conference number: 9


Conference9th International Healthy Building Conference and Exhibition 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySyracuse, NY
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  • Thermo Active Building System, Energy Consumption, Thermal Comfort

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