Solar control solutions for reducing overheating risks in retrofitted Danish apartment buildings from the period 1850-1900 – A simulation-based study

Daria Zukowska-Tejsen*, Myrto Ananida, Jakub Kolarik, Mandana Sarey Khanie, Toke Rammer Nielsen

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    Abstract

    Advancing energy efficient renovation solutions in residential buildings necessitate adopting high-insulation and airtightness to avoid heat loss through transmission and infiltration, which can result in overheating. Elevated indoor temperatures have been proved to have a highly negative effect on occupants’ health and well-being. Energy efficient solutions to the problem with overheating include limiting the solar heat gains through the glazed parts of the facade and effective ventilation. A typical Danish residential apartment building from 1850-1900 recently refurbished, was modelled with five different solar shading devices and three typical ventilation solutions. External solar shading could efficiently reduce overheating below the limits specified by the national building regulations in all tested cases. The marquisolette reduced the number of occupied hours with temperature above 27 °C by min. 85%, the external venetian blinds by min. 81%, and the drop arm awning by min. 74% compared to the situation without solar shading. The internal solar shading as venetian blinds and roller blind could reduce the overheating hours by 20-40%, which was efficient only in combination with mechanical ventilation in case of south and east building orientations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number03051
    JournalE3S Web of Conferences
    Volume111
    Number of pages8
    ISSN2267-1242
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2019
    EventClima 2019: 13th REHVA World Congress - Bucharest, Romania
    Duration: 26 May 201929 May 2019
    Conference number: 13

    Conference

    ConferenceClima 2019: 13th REHVA World Congress
    Number13
    Country/TerritoryRomania
    CityBucharest
    Period26/05/201929/05/2019

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