Publications in Scientific Journals:
L. Skoruppa, U. Pont, M. Schuss, A. Mahdavi:
"Thermal comfort in a refurbished low-energy house: The OEKOHAUS case study";
Advanced Materials Research - Web,
This contribution presents the results of a long-term thermal comfort monitoring effort in
the so-called OEKOHAUS building in Petronell, Lower Austria. This building mainly acts as an
educational facility for the Museum of Natural History of Vienna and includes also office and shortterm
occupancy spaces. It was established in an existing building, adapted and refurbished in 1996.
At the time of refurbishment, it clearly exceeded the applicable standard thermal requirements for
building elements. Given the building's unique mixed use, it displays a highly fluctuating
occupancy pattern. Subsequent to the recent installment of energy and indoor climate monitoring
system, multiple streams of data are being collected. Specifically, indoor environmental variables
relevant to thermal comfort in a number of zones in the building have been monitored and
evaluated. Collected data include indoor temperature and relative humidity, which were represented
and analyzed for different zones of the building in terms of psychrometric charts (for a monitoring
period in Winter 2012/13). Moreover, indoor CO2 concentration was monitored to address indoor
air quality conditions. The paper presents the monitoring results and their meaning within the larger
context of a monitoring-based holistic building performance assessment strategy.
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Thermal comfort, indoor climatic conditions, monitoring, thermal retrofit
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