The objective is to develop a new generation of control devices for solar shading systems, glare control systems, electric lighting and HVAC systems for the simultaneous optimisation of building energy consumption and comfort. They can reduce the peak-cooling load to less than 50% above the average value and reduce the total annual building energy consumption. Data on the angle-dependent measured or calculated thermal and optical properties of the facade elements will be stored in the controller, allowing it to take them into account in an "intelligent" way. Glare criteria for objects producing bright light spots will be developed, which can be used for control purposes. A new device for bi-directional measurement of localised luminance peaks will be developed. A design tool will predict the energy impact of different control strategies and the frequency of occurrence of visually or thermally uncomfortable situations.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
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