Comfort temperature and humidity evaluation of a bioclimatic design building


J. Bello Llorente, C. Cabo Landeira and A. López-Agüera




An evaluation of the hygrothermal comfort levels on a bioclimatic experimental building prototype located in Galician coast is presented. Its design was performed following strict bioconstruction criteria and it is called “A Vieira” (scallop in Spanish) after its shape. The construction was carried out as part of the international formative activity “Ecological Building with Straw Bales in Vocational Training” and the innovation project in vocational training “Didactical Resources for Bioclimatic
Construction” during the 2011/12 academic year. The building is currently used for educational, training and experimental purposes. As constructive materials, regional wood, straw bales, clay, lime and grave were used. Floor was constructed with an experimental mortar consisting of a mixture of recycled mussel shell and hydraulic lime. The building was fitted with an insulating green
roof and photovoltaic solar panels. Given its experimental character, the building has its climatic parameters continuously monitored to evaluate its response in terms of comfort. The results
after the experimental data analysis show a positive behaviour in terms of comfort compared to conventional constructions.

Published in: Renewable Energy & Power Quality Journal (RE&PQJ, Nº. 15)
Pages: 433-437 Date of Publication: 2017/04/25
ISSN: 2172-038X Date of Current Version:
REF: 347-17 Issue Date: April 2017
DOI:10.24084/repqj15.347 Publisher: EA4EPQ

Authors and affiliations

J. Bello Llorente(1), C. Cabo Landeira(2) and A. López-Agüera(2)
1. Department of Construction and Civil Engineering. CIFP Someso. A Coruña (Spain)
2. Sustainable Energetic Applications Group, Department of Particle Physics. Physics Faculty, Campus Vida, Santiago de Compostela University. (Spain)

Key word

Bioclimatic building, Bioconstruction, Straw bale construction, thermal comfort


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