Thermal comfort in naturally ventilated office under varied opening arrangements: Objective and subjective approach

Roonak Daghigh, Kamaruzzaman Sopian, Jalil Moshtagh

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Abstract

This paper investigates the thermal comfort level of an office room through various windows-door opening arrangements. To determine the windows-door opening performance 14 opening configurations have been considered and the combination of opening arrangements was carried out in an office at UPM, Malaysia. After conducting objective measurement for each condition, Predicted Mean Vote (PMV) and predicted Percentage of Dissatisfied (PPD) were calculated. The subjective survey involved questions on the thermal environmental perception and indoor air quality for office occupants. Objective data analysis showed that in none of conditions office had thermal conditions falling within the comfort zone of ASHRAE standard 55, and in all of conditions neutral temperatures are higher than ASHRAE standard requirements. Subjective results revealed that staff has higher thermal comfort level as compared to what PMV has predicted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)260-276
Number of pages17
JournalEuropean Journal of Scientific Research
Volume26
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Keywords

  • Natural ventilation
  • Neutral temperature
  • Objective approach
  • PMV
  • Subjective approach
  • Thermal comfort

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Thermal comfort in naturally ventilated office under varied opening arrangements : Objective and subjective approach. / Daghigh, Roonak; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman; Moshtagh, Jalil.

In: European Journal of Scientific Research, Vol. 26, No. 2, 2009, p. 260-276.

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