DYNKA

DYNKA stands for DYNamic light and indoor climate for offices. The basic principle of DYNKA is to create an optimal, dynamic indoor climate for offices. This is possible by combining dynamic lighting  and a dynamic indoor temperature. The goal is to create a healthy office environment  while realising an energy reduction of at least 15% compared to a traditionally climatized office.

Living labs DYNKA

The concept for the light and indoor climate is tested, validated and implemented in a real-life living lab. DYNKA will start in two locations: Kantoor Kropman and Qeske Community. A toolbox will be developed based on this elaborate monitoring study, eventually leading to a dynamic office system which can be broadly used. At a later stage two of the four validated concepts will be tested at a larger scale at the Atlas Building of the TU/e. The result will provide the requirements needed, regarding building physics and installation engineering, to come to an optimal, healthy and acceptable indoor climate. Also with DYNKA the energy saving potential will be proven on the job.

The VR video shows why this research is so special. The Qeske office is one of the locations where the research is carried out. We will also show you what we measure and which sensors we use!

DYNKA contributes to Program line  5a, (self-learning) intelligent energy control systems and services, by developing a completely new and innovative way of dynamic office climatizing, based on the interaction of light and temperature.

Results DYNKA

Among other things DYNKA delivers the following results:

  • Three scenario’s (profiles) as precondition for a dynamic office environment.
  • Three basic installation/engineering concepts for implementing these scenarios.
  • An ICT platform for controlling light and climate.
  • A set of integrated light fittings, optimized for the dynamic office.
  • The dynamic climate concept will be tested and validated in two real life living labs.
  • A toolbox to create a dynamic light and temperature system for the office.
  • The dynamic climate concept will be elaborately tested and monitored through a project in the field.
  • The requirements needed, regarding building physics and installation engineering, to come to an optimal, healthy and acceptable indoor climate.
  • An adapted human model for predicting the effects of the dynamic indoor climate.
  • A determination of the potential savings and application.
  • A scenario for further product development for the dynamic office system.
  • An ISSO publication with an outline for further standardisation of a dynamic office climate.

Want to know more about DYNKA? Check out the project website (Dutch).

Partners of this project: Universiteit Maastricht, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Zuyd Hogeschool, Philips Lighting, Almende, Kropman Installatietechniek, Isso.