Thermal comfort of office rooms with a large area of glazing

Katarzyna Nowak,

Małgorzata Rojewska-Warchał


The paper presents an attempt at assessing the impact of how the type of construction of a building influences the thermal comfort of office rooms with a large area of glazing, in summer months. The results of simulations are presented for a two-storey office building. The calculations were carried out in the Design Builder program. Simulations were carried out for the climate in Poland, which allowed for assessment of the conditions for the thermal comfort of the building in the spring and summer. The main aim of the analysis was to determine how the material and design solutions as well as the applied glazing and shades influence the protection of the building against overheating and the thermal comfort conditions.

Słowa kluczowe: thermal comfort, energy – efficient windows, overheating rooms

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