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ECN publication
Research and development with full scale research dwellings
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ECN Energy in the Built Environment 14-12-2007
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-M--07-117 Conference Paper
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Presented at: Palenc 2007, Crete Island, Greece, 27-29 september 2007.

One of the research areas of the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) concerns the built environment. Several facilities to conduct the research activities are at ECN’s disposal. One of these facilities, are five research dwellings located on the terrain of ECN. Measured data from these facilities together with weather data and computer models are used to evaluate innovative energy concepts and components in energy systems on their performance. The facilities are used for a broad range of research activities as well as product development. This paper explains more about the test facilities and the methods that are used to evaluate performance.

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