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Title: Thermal comfort design zone delineation for India using GIS
Authors: Pawar A.S.
Mukherjee M.
Shankar R.
Published in: Building and Environment
Abstract: This paper describes a procedure devised using Geographical Information System (GIS) to delineate boundaries of zones, where any change in thermal comfort requirement indicates corresponding change in responsive building design strategies. Very high resolution interpolated climatic data subset for India has been used in this analysis so as to distinctly represent the variety of climates experienced in India. The raster datasets of climatic parameters have been analyzed in GIS to get derived and classified parameters required in the Mahoney Tablesmethod for computation of six climatic indicators. These six indicators have been used in the selection of suitable climate-responsive building strategies from 8 strategy groups for the whole dataset. The selected strategies in 8 groups are superimposed together to identify 62 Thermal Comfort Design Zones with unique combination of building design strategies. The proposed zones can be useful in the legislative tools for implementation of energy conservation measures and sustainable building practices. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd.
Citation: Building and Environment(2015), 87(): 193-206
URI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2015.01.009
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/144
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Keywords: Adaptive comfort
Climate zone
GIS
Interpolated climate data
Mahoney tables
Thermal comfort
ISSN: 3601323
Author Scopus IDs: 56519489100
51562291900
55182769400
Author Affiliations: Pawar, A.S., Department of Architecture and Planning, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee Uttarakhand, 247667, India, MM's College of Architecture, 302 Deccan Gymkhana Pune, Maharashtra, 411004, India
Mukherjee, M., Department of Architecture and Planning, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee Uttarakhand, 247667, India
Shankar, R., Department of Architecture and Planning, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee Uttarakhand, 247667, India
Corresponding Author: Pawar, A.S.; Department of Architecture and Planning, Indian Institute of Technology RoorkeeIndia
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