Thermal comfort and energy demand of a Finnish detached house in a changing climate

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This study investigated the effects of passive strategies (orientation, thermal mass, window opening, and window properties) and the usage of an active cooling system on indoor temperature conditions and energy demand of a detached house in Finland in current and future climatic conditions (2050). So that nine different cases were defined and simulated. Regarding the results of passive strategies, in the current climate, using openable windows would be the best solution for keeping indoor air temperature of the spaces. While using an active cooling system in the hall of the upper floor is the only studied solution that can provide thermal comfort in the other spaces such as the warmest bedrooms, in the whole time of the cooling season in both current and future climate. In the future climate, the heating demand decreases way more than the amount of increase in the cooling demand but providing thermal comfort in the spaces will be challenging.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSisäilmastoseminaari 2021. Verkkoseminaari 9.3.2021
PublisherSIY Sisäilmatieto Oy
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-952-5236-52-1
Publication statusPublished - 2021
MoE publication typeD3 Professional conference proceedings
EventSisäilmastoseminaari - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 9 Mar 20219 Mar 2021

Publication series

NameSisäilmayhdistys raportti
ISSN (Print)1237-1866




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