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Post-occupancy evaluation of residential buildings in Luxembourgwith centralized and decentralized ventilation systems, focusing onindoor air quality (IAQ). Assessment by questionnaires and physicalmeasurements
Ferreira Silva, Marielle mailto [Federal University of Ouro Preto > Mining School, Morro do Cruzeiro]
Maas, Stefan mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC) > Engineering Research Unit >]
Artur de Souza, Henor mailto [Federal University of Ouro Preto > Mining School, Morro do Cruzeiro]
Pinto Gomes, Adriano mailto [Federal Institute of Minas Gerais at Ouro Preto > Design and Project Departament]
Energy and Buildings
Elsevier Science
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[en] Indoor air quality ; post-occupancy evaluation ; residential buildings
[en] tComplete knowledge about habits of the occupants, including their opinions regarding ventilation sys-tems is an important condition for reducing the consumption of natural resources and improving indoorcomfort. In addition, uncomforted occupants tend to take measures to improve their situation, whichmay increase energy consumption. Advanced thermal models for buildings can perhaps predict interac-tions between the IAQ determinants, e.g. energy consumption, ventilation and comfort, but do not takeinto account the behavior of residents. By questionnaires and physical measurements this study evalu-ated dwellings equipped partly with centralized and partly with decentralized ventilation systems withheat recovery. This field study involved two post-occupied residential buildings situated in the city ofEsch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, during spring season 2015. Thus, both the physical measurements andquestionnaires were considered. The results obtained demonstrated that more than 80% of the residentswere satisfied and the perceived IAQ was judged “normal”, “good” or even “very good”. Furthermore,the measurements performed detected in some cases malfunction of ventilation devices, wherefore theoccupants were unable.
University of Luxembourg - UL ; Societé Nationale des Habitations à Bon Marché ; Federal University of Ouro Preto, Brasil

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