Facilities

The Section for Indoor Climate and Building Physics has large-scale, modern facilities for conducting research into the impact of the indoor climate on human comfort, health, and productivity.

The section has, among other things, the most advanced climate chambers, field laboratories, breathing thermal anatomical models, and equipment for carrying out precise measurements of different indoor climate parameters. The section also has monitoring equipment for measuring changes in the air volume, determining the airflow in ventilation systems, and measuring specific chemical compounds in the air.

Seven climate chambers and four field laboratories
In three of the climate chambers, you can examine a wide range of thermal conditions and characteristics of indoor air. The largest climate chamber is primarily designed for experiments in connection with thermal comfort. The other two chambers are twin chambers made from stainless steel and designed for air quality experiments.



Three other climate chambers combine the characteristics of traditional climate chambers with controlled environmental conditions in a box-shaped room and visually realistic environments. The flexibility of these chambers makes it possible to test different ventilation principles and a wide range of ventilation rates and pollution levels. In addition, there is a chamber which is specially designed to examine the airflow in a room. The chamber has three separate ventilation systems, ensuring flexible supply of ventilation air.

The section also has four field laboratories, which can be used to create flexible room structures, for example offices of different sizes, where the impact on ventilation rate, air pollution, and humidity can be measured, and where the total impact on humans in thermal, illuminated, and acoustic environments can be studied under conditions similar to those in real buildings.


Contact

Pawel Wargocki
Associate Professor
DTU Civil Engineering
+45 45 25 40 11