Thermally activatable wall system with self-learning control for storing energy in wooden houses
Although the prefabricated wooden houses available on the market today hardly have any problems with summer overheating, the prejudices regarding these problems remain. The fact is that there is little reliable scientific research on the question of how much mass a house should have in the outer and inner walls.
Both, too light and too heavy walls can easily disturb the balance between the dynamic outdoor climate and the narrow confines of the interior comfort zone. In addition, the possibility for the flexible storage of thermal energy in the interior of prefabricated houses in wood construction, in contrast to solid houses, due to the low masses in the interior is limited. This is especially true in the event that the houses are to be built in climates with increased cooling requirements. These research projects should identify these influencing factors and create new tools for the optimized design of wooden houses.