A new paradigm improving both occupant thermal satisfaction and energy efficiency of buildings

Pekka Tuomaala

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd

Pekka is working as a Principal Scientist at VTT, where he has been working since 1995. After working earlier as an assistant and research scientist at the Helsinki University of Technology, Pekka has a total research experience of more than 30 years. During that period of time, Pekka has developed new building simulation facilities enabling evaluation of complex thermal behavior of alternative construction options interacting with fluid flow of building service systems. Pekka is currently working on developing sophisticated simulation facilities of human thermal behavior (based on true human anatomy and physiology) and thermal satisfaction in different environments.


Traditionally, HVAC and building service solutions are designed, dimensioned, and operated utilizing more or less fixed indoor air temperature levels. A new HTM Control concept challenges this conventional approach by... [ view full abstract ]


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