Conditioning systems by radiant surfaces: comparative analysis of thermal ceramic panels versus the conventional systems in a museum

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Title: Conditioning systems by radiant surfaces: comparative analysis of thermal ceramic panels versus the conventional systems in a museum
Authors: Echarri Iribarren, Víctor | Galiano Garrigós, Antonio Luis | Pérez Millán, Isabel | González Avilés, Ángel Benigno
Research Group/s: Tecnología y Sostenibilidad en Arquitectura
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Construcciones Arquitectónicas
Keywords: Energy efficiency | Healthy climate control | Eco-friendly | Thermal bridges | Interior air quality | Sound level
Knowledge Area: Construcciones Arquitectónicas
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: WIT Press
Citation: WIT Transactions on Engineering Sciences. 2014, 83: 287-301. doi:10.2495/HT140261
Abstract: Radiant surface systems for heating and cooling operated by circulating water through capillary tubing provide for the user high comfort levels and significant energy savings. Compared to conventional air conditioning systems, radiant systems reduce up to six times the energy needed for distribution, a better comfort feeling as It does not need to impulse air at uncomfortable speeds, a low acoustic level and a reduction of thermal loads as it is allowed an average inner air temperature with a smaller thermal gradient with the outer air temperature. The performance of these systems is analyzed through a case-study, the Museum of the University of Alicante, where a radiant surface, integrated on a ceramic panel, is placed at the inner layer of the façade of the building. The research results show how important the thermal bridges are in the global energy performance of the building and it is possible to appreciate the energy savings versus the traditional systems.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/48280
ISSN: 1746-4471 (Print) | 1743-3533 (Online)
DOI: 10.2495/HT140261
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2014 WIT Press
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.2495/HT140261
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