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Title: Thermal comfort beyond building design - an investigation in naturally ventilated residential apartments in a hot-dry climate
Authors: Rajasekar, Elangovan
Anupama U.
Venkateswaran R.
Published in: Advances in Building Energy Research
Abstract: This study deals with effective post-occupancy strategies which occupants in naturally ventilated residential buildings could employ in order to improve thermal comfort. The results are based on validated simulations carried out using the ESP-r software tool. The study focuses on two strategies, viz. - adaptive occupancy patterns and ventilation strategies for thermal comfort improvements during summer and winter. The feasibility of applying these strategies which were part of traditional living practices to a modern residential setup has been analyzed. Design considerations for these adaptive strategies to be functionally effective have been discussed. The analysis indicated that an adaptive occupancy pattern could potentially improve thermal comfort by 10% in summer compared to the base case. Fenestration operation patterns could improve thermal comfort by 13% in summer but have no significant benefit in winter. Night ventilation was found to be effective in improving comfort conditions by 28% in summer. The combined effect of adaptive occupancy pattern and night ventilation in summer could improve thermal comfort by 26%. Daytime ventilation could improve comfort in winter by 40% compared with free-running condition. © 2014 Taylor & Francis.
Citation: Advances in Building Energy Research(2014), 8(2): 196-215
URI: https://doi.org/10.1080/17512549.2013.865553
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/142
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Ltd.
Keywords: adaptive occupancy pattern
hot-dry climate
residential buildings
thermal comfort
ventilative strategies
ISSN: 17512549
Author Scopus IDs: 36998794100
56123724400
56123687600
Author Affiliations: Rajasekar, E., Center for Excellence and Futuristic Developments, Buildings and Factories (IC), Larsen and Toubro Construction, Chennai, India
Anupama, U., Center for Excellence and Futuristic Developments, Buildings and Factories (IC), Larsen and Toubro Construction, Chennai, India
Venkateswaran, R., Center for Excellence and Futuristic Developments, Buildings and Factories (IC), Larsen and Toubro Construction, Chennai, India
Corresponding Author: Rajasekar, E.; Center for Excellence and Futuristic Developments, Buildings and Factories (IC), Larsen and Toubro Construction, Chennai, India; email: erajas@gmail.com
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