Representatives of the THERMOSS project had a chance to introduce our project outside Europe again, this time in Chicago at the Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild!
The conference took place between the 26th and 28th September 2018 and was co-organized between ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) and IBPSA-USA (International Building Performance Simulation Association). The goal of the conference was to present new techniques and workflows that help researchers and practitioners make better decisions during the simulation and modeling process over a building’s entire life cycle. The topics in the program included Electrical grid modeling, Heat pumps, Building Information models, Thermal comfort modeling and much more.
Researchers from Southampton University’s Energy and Climate Change Division , presented a paper linked to the THERMOSS developments, titled “Unpacking Mid-Season Heating Supply Efficiency in Social Housing” (authors: V. Aragon; J.D. Quintero; Dr S. Gauthier; Prof. P. James; Prof. A. Bahaj). The results of the analysis presented were relevant for building modelers as they focus on occupant energy behaviour, in particular, heating usage in the social housing context and characteristics of the heating demand during mid-season months. The conference was a great opportunity to share our project results with international professionals working in the building design, construction, modeling and systems design and operation.
As part of the THERMOSS Project, in the next months a Social Housing tower block in Southampton will be retrofitted with advanced heating technologies, reaching up to 20% savings in primary energy. Stay tuned!