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Thermal comfort and occupant adaptive behaviour in university offices with cooling and free running modes

Mustapa, Mohd. Sabri and Shaikh Salim, Sheikh Ahmad Zaki and Hagishima, Aya and Mat Ali, Mohamed Sukri (2015) Thermal comfort and occupant adaptive behaviour in university offices with cooling and free running modes. In: International Joint Conference of Senvar-Inta-Avan (SIA 2015), 22-27 July, 2015, Skudai, Johor.

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Abstract

This paper presents results of a small-scale field survey of occupant thermal comfort and adaptive behaviour, conducted in university office buildings in Fukuoka, Japan (August 2014). A comparison was made between offices with cooling (AC) and free running (FR) modes. Indoor environmental conditions were measured, simultaneously with administration of a questionnaire survey. Most Predicted Mean Vote (PMV) values were higher than Thermal Sensation Vote (TSV) values for both cases. This indicates that the PMV model over-predicted actual thermal response. The thermal response in FR offices was found to be more sensitive than in those with AC; additionally, respondents could tolerate a narrower range of variation in indoor operative temperature. Occupants’ adaptive behaviours in AC office were more limited compared to those of respondents with FR. This indicates amenable thermal conditions in A/C-controlled indoor environments, with occupants having no wish to make changes.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:free running mode, adaptive behaviour
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions:Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology
ID Code:61824
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:27 Apr 2017 14:47
Last Modified:27 Apr 2017 14:47

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