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Energy performance gap assessment and Post Occupancy Evaluation of UCL Cruciform Library / Main outcomes

By ucqbvko, on 12 November 2015

This update includes the main results of my dissertation research regarding UCL Cruciform Library. The most important outcomes of the methodology used, including hygrothermal monitoring, occupant comfort surveys, dynamic thermal modelling and Carbon Buzz are presented.

After the monitoring period (6-20/7/2015), the results extracted from the Hobo data loggers were analysed. The most important findings are summarized below:


Hygrothermal monitoring plan

the average internal temperature in the majority of spaces (excluding computer clusters – average of 24 degrees Celcius) fluctuates between 21 and 22 degrees Celcius, really close to the external one (average of 18.9 degrees Celcius).

the average internal relative humidity in the majority of spaces fluctuates between 51 and 55%, falling inside the acceptable range of 40-70% according to CIBSE Guide A (2006). (more…)

Celebrating 50 Years of Environmental Design and Engineering at The Bartlett

By zcfbc25, on 12 June 2015

This brochure introduces the UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering (UCL IEDE) and gives a brief history of the field of EDE at The Bartlett, UCL’s global faculty of the built environment.