Electrified Heat Unit 2: Fabric and Comfort Considerations
This unit provides an overview of the impact that building orientation, building fabric and air leakage have upon heat losses and heating system sizing. This unit also considers building occupants’ thermal comfort perceptions and realities.
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BSSEC, Building Services Sustainability & Environmental Consultancy, is in the business of helping commercial organisations become more energy efficient. BSSEC was founded by current Executive Chairman Paul Bennett in 2005. Paul started his career as an electricians apprentice and has worked up to become an Executive Chairman of international businesses. Paul is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Director with 30 years’ experience in electrical and mechanical building engineering design, contracting, maintenance and operation. Paul’s specialisms include management, company direction, energy efficiency and renewable infrastructures. Paul acts as an ambassador to the Institute of Directors and is a member of the IET. In 2016 Paul was awarded the Institute of Directors' “New Chartered Director” title and is a fellow of the IoD
• Understand the impact that building orientation and solar gains can have upon a building and its heating system.
• Understand the impact that building fabric, insulation levels and air leakage have upon buildings and their heating systems.
• Understand the thermal comfort of building occupants and how they relate to heating systems.
• Understand how to carry out heat loss calculations that can be used to select appropriately sized heat pumps.