Simulation of thermal performance and retrofit of a historic greenhouse. Ward, R. M., Mortada, A., & Choudhary, R. CONTRIBUTIONS TO BUILDING PHYSICS, 2013.
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Typical building energy simulation programs do not adequately describe the physical processes of heat and mass transfer which occur in a greenhouse, primarily because they do not include the interaction of the plants with their environment. This is of concern when simulation studies are required in order to assess different options for improving the greenhouse thermal performance. A previous paper (Brown et al 2012) has described the development of a model for simulation of ornamental glasshouses. Further development, in order to represent more accurately the physical processes and assess their significance, is described in this paper. The development has been undertaken in support of retrofit analysis for the glasshouses at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in London, which present unique challenges in terms of their historic nature, construction details and design and have provided an opportunity to investigate the relative importance of different physical effects on the energy consumption. Within this context, the simulation has been used to explore options for improving greenhouse thermal performance.
@article{ward2013simulation,
  title={Simulation of thermal performance and retrofit of a historic greenhouse},
  author={Rebecca Mary Ward and Adnan Mortada and Ruchi Choudhary},
  journal={CONTRIBUTIONS TO BUILDING PHYSICS},
  pages={245--252},
  year={2013}
,
    abstract = { Typical building energy simulation programs do not adequately describe the physical processes of heat and mass transfer which occur in a greenhouse, primarily because they do not include the interaction of the plants with their environment. This is of concern when simulation studies are required in order to assess different options for improving the greenhouse thermal performance. A previous paper (Brown et al 2012) has described the development of a model for simulation of ornamental glasshouses. Further development, in order to represent more accurately the physical processes and assess their significance, is described in this paper. The development has been undertaken in support of retrofit analysis for the glasshouses at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in London, which present unique challenges in terms of their historic nature, construction details and design and have provided an opportunity to investigate the relative importance of different physical effects on the energy consumption. Within this context, the simulation has been used to explore options for improving greenhouse thermal performance. },
project={GES}
}

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