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Book chapters:
Energy Efficiency and thermal analysis for centralized air heating systems: a case study
Research Areas
  • Electronic technology and of the communications,
  • Civil engineering and architecture
Due to architectural design and construction materials, historic churches and other religious buildings are characterized by low thermal efficiency. The heating of large volumes of air is a difficult task and it is going to depend on the HVAC system used, with a common objective of thermal efficiency for historic churches or houses, in spite of having different problems. This work shows a thermal analysis of the centralized air heating system in Nuestra Señora de la Asunción church located in Algete (Madrid, Spain) by using a threedimensional sensor network. Furthermore, indoor environmental and wall conditions are studied taking into account different monitoring techniques as hygrometric conditions and series of thermal images while heating for a complete analysis, together to energy and cost-effective aspects of using this kind of heating systems. Series of thermal images were taken while HVAC system was working to calculate rate of changes on walls. Results show heating rates change across the walls, which may impact on dissimilar decay processes. Furthermore, all of these thermo-hygrometric changes in walls influence energy and economic efficiency of the heating system by modifying the minimum desirable temperatures for the comfort of the occupants.
Book Edition
Book Publishing
Fundación de Casas Históricas y Singulares y Fundación Ars Civilis
Book title
Actas del Congreso Internacional de Eficiencia Energética y Edificación Histórica / Proceedings of the International Conference on Energy Efficiency and Historic Buildings
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  • Autor: Maria Inmaculada Martinez Garrido (UPM)
  • : Miguel Gómez Heras (CEI Moncloa)
  • Autor: Rafael Fort González (IGEO (CSIC-UCM))
  • Autor: Mª José Varas Muriel (UCM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Departamento: Ingeniería Telemática y Electrónica
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