CIT Research updates international standards on Thermal Environmental Conditions in buildings
Published on: Sunday, 29 May 2016
CIT postgraduate researcher and RISAM scholar Adam O’Donovan (under the supervision of Paul O’Sullivan and Michael D Murphy) contributed to updating ASHRAE Standard 55 (2013) and the ASHRAE core neutral temperature comfort model while conducting research in field of thermal comfort modelling in low energy buildings. The contribution was made following a recent update to the code of one of the thermal comfort models in ASHRAE 55 in February. Adam made the discovery while conducting thermal environmental conditions testing and simulations in the National Building Energy Retrofit Testbed.
Thermal Environmental Conditions testing in the National Building Energy Retrofit Testbed @ Zero2020 (http://messo.cit.ie/nbert)
ASHRAE Standard 55 is a widely used international standard in both the evaluation and design of the thermal environment in buildings Adams research currently focuses on the comparison of thermal comfort models in low energy environments and is based in the National Building Energy Retrofit Testbed (NBERT) as part of the MeSSO research group (messo.cit.ie). The ultimate aim of Adam’s research is to simulate optimal comfort, energy and cost scenarios to inform the future design of existing buildings.