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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2016/HB63/S10.083

ENERGY MODELING AND FEASIBILITY ANALYSIS OF PCM IN MEDITERRANEAN BUILDING

S. Jaber
Friday 11 November 2016

References: 16th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2016, SGEM Vienna GREEN Extended Scientific Sessions, www.sgemviennagreen.org, SGEM2016 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-79-7 / ISSN 1314-2704, 2 - 5 November, 2016, Book 6 Vol. 3, 647-454pp, DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2016/HB63/S10.083

ABSTRACT

Phase Change Materials (PCMs) are an emerging technology that can be integrated in building envelope components. Also, PCMs are capable of stabilizing indoor air temperature and increase thermal energy storage especially in lightweight constructions.
This paper describes the dynamic energy modeling of the effectiveness of PCMs in typical Mediterranean residential building. This is the first time PCMs are evaluated for application under the specific climatic conditions of Jordan.
The modeling tool TRNSYS has been used to analyze the energy performance of the PCM incorporated building model and the impact of PCM on the thermal comfort perceived by the occupants. The simulation was performed for a period of one year, 8760 hours with 1 time-step calculation per hour. Furthermore, economic analysis of Life Cycle Cost (LCC) and Payback Period (PbP) were conducted to find out the economic benefits of PCM integration into the building envelope.
The paper emphasizes the detection of the most appropriate PCMs as a function of the climatic operating conditions. The material has a great impact on the energy deduction. Additionally, PCM improved the thermal properties of the building envelope.

Keywords: PCM, Energy Modeling, TRNSYS, Building Envelop.

PAPER DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2016/HB63/S10.083, ENERGY MODELING AND FEASIBILITY ANALYSIS OF PCM IN MEDITERRANEAN BUILDING

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