Seminar | New IEA EBC Annex on Personalized Environmental Control Systems (PECS)

Health & Comfort

Date Tuesday May 24
Time 16:15 - 17:45
Theme Health & Comfort
Location Dock 11

Personalized Environmental Control System (PECS) with the functions of heating, cooling, ventilation, lighting and acoustic has advantages of controlling the localized environment at occupant’s workstation by their preference instead of conditioning an entire room. This improves personal comfort, health and energy efficiency of the entire heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) system substantially. A new IEA EBC Annex (Annex 87 – Energy and Indoor Environmental Quality Performance of Personalised Environmental Control Systems) has recently started and has the overall objective to establish design criteria and operation guidelines for PECS and to quantify the benefits regarding health, comfort, energy, and cost performance. This includes also control concepts and guidelines for operating PECS in spaces with general ambient systems for heating, cooling, ventilation and lighting. The scope includes all types of PECS for local heating, cooling, ventilation, air cleaning, lighting and acoustic. It includes desktop systems, which are mounted on desks or integrated in furniture or chairs with heating/cooling and ventilation functions. It also includes wearables, where heating/cooling and ventilation are included in garments or devices attached to occupants’ body.

The session will introduce the new Annex and discuss several aspects related to the new Annex to gather input from the conference audience. The target audience is researchers, manufacturers, building designers and operators. One of the results of this Annex is going to be a new REHVA Guidebook.

Speakers Organisers
Ongun Berk Kazanci Ongun Berk Kazanci
Mariya P. Bivolarova Bjarne W. Olesen
Bjarne W. Olesen

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