Thermal Energy Storage and the Passive House Standard: How PCM Incorporated Into Wallboard Can Aid Thermal Comfort

Shane Colclough, Philip Griffiths, Stefan Gschwander

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Abstract

This paper looks at the application of Thermal Energy Storage in enhancing thermal comfort through the moderation of summer temperature swings. The effect of PCM wallboard on indoor temperatures is examined for a number of European locations using a tailored Dynamic Building Simulation tool. Cooling effects of up to 3°C and reduced overheating hours of up to 18% are predicted. It was found that the effectiveness of the wallboard is climate dependent and that care must be taken to choose the most appropriate phase change temperature.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArchitecture, Energy and the Occupant's Perspective Architec
Place of PublicationQuebec, Canada
PublisherPresses de l’Université Laval
Pages961-966
ISBN (Print)978-2-7637-8939-2
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • Phase Change Material
  • Climate Specific Building Design
  • Passive Cooling
  • Passive Heating
  • Innovative Systems
  • PCM
  • energy
  • comfort
  • Thermal Energy Storage
  • Passive House
  • PHPP
  • Wallboard

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    Colclough, S., Griffiths, P., & Gschwander, S. (2009). Thermal Energy Storage and the Passive House Standard: How PCM Incorporated Into Wallboard Can Aid Thermal Comfort. In Architecture, Energy and the Occupant's Perspective Architec (pp. 961-966). Presses de l’Université Laval.