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The characterisation of the thermal behaviour of passive solar and other building components is central to the PASSYS programme. The PASSYS test cells are identical test facilities spread throughout Europe, equipped with a common set of measurement instruments and control devices. These can be used to determine the thermo-physical properties of building components and the effect of outdoor climate changes on the indoor climate, in an objective and reproducible way. This report provides a detailed overview of the technical features of the test cells, their heating and cooling systems, data acquisition system, instrumentation, airtightness, ventilation rates and the test sites involved.

Additional information

Authors: WOUTERS P, Belgian Building Research Institute, Limelette (BE);VANDAELE L (EDITORS), Belgian Building Research Institute, Limelette (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12882 EN (1990) 64 pp.
Availability: Belgian Building Research Institute, Avenue Pierre Holoffe 12, 1342 Limelette (BE)
Record Number: 199011313 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en