This 5th webinar introduced and demonstrated the definition of indoor climate and other health related indoor conditions requirements as set out in one of the EPB standards, EN 16798-1.
Following the successful previous webinars
- “Guidance and examples for the EPB standards’ flexibility”,
- “EPB standards overview: why, how, what!”,
- “How to make good use of the outputs of the EPB assessments”,
- "EPB standards hourly vs monthly methods"
this 5th webinar introduced and demonstrated the definition of indoor climate and other health related indoor conditions requirements as set out in one of the EPB standards, EN 16798-1. In particular, it showed the thermal comfort requirements and how they can be evaluated by the calculation methods defined in the EPB standards. As a follow-up to the 4th webinar, it showed further applications and possibilities of an hourly calculation method beyond the energy needs calculation.
In the frame of climate change, the overheating issue is getting more and more important for both health and productivity reasons, and strategies to avoid this by enhanced ventilative cooling need to be evaluated. The possibilities and limitations of such evaluations, using the methods described in the EPB standards and documents are shown, and further developments currently underway in standardization are introduced.
- Introduction by the moderator (overview, practical information on participation (Q&A), etc.)
- 12h05 - 12h25 – Gerhard ZWEIFEL, Professor emeritus Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, EPB expert
- Thermal comfort and overheating
- 12h25 - 12h45 – Dick VAN DIJK, EPB expert, EPB Center
- Energy needs calculation (EN ISO 52016-1) and thermal comfort
- 12h45 - 13h00 – Gerhard ZWEIFEL, Professor emeritus Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, EPB expert
- Ventilative cooling and climate change – current standardization work, complementing the EPB standards
- 13h00 - 13h28 – Moderated Q&A
- Closing remarks by the moderator
Series of webinars on the EPB standards
Check out the full webinar series on Energy Performance of Buildings standards (EN/ISO) supporting the implementation of EPBD.