LVR Clinical Center


The psychiatric and psychotherapy centre of the LVR Clinical Center Essen is being thoroughly renovated with ventilation equipment installed in wards.  Because ventilation using windows is not possible for security reasons, wards are ventilated mechanically.  The ventilation rate is limited by the capacity of the extractors.   Because of this, there is a risk of overheating in rooms.  

The expected summer room temperatures were simulated.  The results serve in the assessment of the thermal comfort and support the designer.  

For this, the Virtual Environment 2012 simulation software von IES was used.  The graphical interface and the numerous simulation modules enable efficient working.  This provides for rapid assessment of data and increased accuracy for planning. 




Jahresverlauf der Temperaturen im untersuchten Einbettzimmer

Summe der Wärmeeinträge aus internen Gewinnen, solaren Gewinnen, Wärmeübertragung von außen und Infiltration

Axonometrische Darstellung des Simulationsmodells

Client IngenieurPartner Fachplanungsgesellschaft
Services Consulting on Building Physics
Use Clinical Center
GFA 8.800 m²
Construction 2012
Realization 2012-13
  • Guaranteed comfortable temperature in summer
  • Room climate simulation
  • Optimum cost concept

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