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Thermal comfort evaluation of a mixed-mode ventilated office building with advanced natural ventilation and underfloor air distribution systems

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Abstract


  • This study uses field monitoring and post occupancy evaluation (POE) surveys to investigate the indoor thermal comfort of an office building that is located in subtropical zone. The building is special as it combines advanced natural ventilation (ANV) strategies and underfloor air distribution (UFAD) systems. A comparison between a static thermal comfort model and a dynamic thermal comfort model is also conducted. The results show that the thermal comfort conditions in the case study building are satisfactory in summer while in winter there is evidence of thermal discomfort. For the case study building, the static thermal comfort model gives outputs that matched well with the responses of the occupants during the POE survey in winter while the dynamic model is more representative of the sensation of the occupants in summer.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Deng, X., Kokogiannakis, G., Ma, Z. & Cooper, P. (2017). Thermal comfort evaluation of a mixed-mode ventilated office building with advanced natural ventilation and underfloor air distribution systems. Energy Procedia, 111 520-529. Turin, Italy 8th International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85017249842

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=7674&context=eispapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/6642

Number Of Pages


  • 9

Start Page


  • 520

End Page


  • 529

Volume


  • 111

Abstract


  • This study uses field monitoring and post occupancy evaluation (POE) surveys to investigate the indoor thermal comfort of an office building that is located in subtropical zone. The building is special as it combines advanced natural ventilation (ANV) strategies and underfloor air distribution (UFAD) systems. A comparison between a static thermal comfort model and a dynamic thermal comfort model is also conducted. The results show that the thermal comfort conditions in the case study building are satisfactory in summer while in winter there is evidence of thermal discomfort. For the case study building, the static thermal comfort model gives outputs that matched well with the responses of the occupants during the POE survey in winter while the dynamic model is more representative of the sensation of the occupants in summer.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Deng, X., Kokogiannakis, G., Ma, Z. & Cooper, P. (2017). Thermal comfort evaluation of a mixed-mode ventilated office building with advanced natural ventilation and underfloor air distribution systems. Energy Procedia, 111 520-529. Turin, Italy 8th International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85017249842

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=7674&context=eispapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/6642

Number Of Pages


  • 9

Start Page


  • 520

End Page


  • 529

Volume


  • 111