Evaluation of coupled outdoor and indoor thermal comfort environment and anthropogenic heat

Yuemei Zhu, Jing Liu, Aya Hagishima, Jun Tanimoto, Yang Yao, Zuiliang Ma

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Abstract

With rapid urbanization, big cities in the south of China are progressively falling short of sustaining outdoor thermal comfort. In this paper, a thermal comfort and energy evaluation model is derived from revisions of previous study, to simulate and predict the interaction of coupled urban building-site climate and then the thermal comfort. The methodology of principal calculations is demonstrated first, then a hypothetical district of office buildings in Shanghai is selected. Dynamic on-site climate parameters, anthropogenic heat and indoor/outdoor SET* values, etc., are simulated and evaluated. The results show the variation of outdoor SET* values influenced by factors including canopy height, building coverage and air-conditioning set-point temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1018-1025
Number of pages8
JournalBuilding and Environment
Volume42
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Building and Construction

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