Thermoheliodome testing: Evaluation methods for testing directed radiant heat reflection

Emanuele Calabrò, Forrest Meggers, Eric Teitelbaum, Hongshan Guo, Claire F. Gmachl, Germano Maioli Penello

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The Thermoheliodome is a prototype experimental pavilion that produces comfort through the manipulation of the mean radiant temperature generated by a combination of evaporative cooling and radiant heat reflection. We present the development of a sensing and analysis method for measuring the impact on radiant temperature and other performance data for the space, along with the initial system measurements. This is an environmental control station through which low cost microcontrollers enable distributed networked nodes to take measurements of relevant system parameters. The system measurements show a reduction of mean radiant temperature by 2-3 °C using evaporative cooling and strategic reflection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1762-1768
Number of pages7
JournalEnergy Procedia
StatePublished - Nov 1 2015
Event6th International Building Physics Conference, IBPC 2015 - Torino, Italy
Duration: Jun 14 2015Jun 17 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Energy


  • Arduino
  • Energy efficiency
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Prototyping


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