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Title: Challenges in designing for comfort - Comfort and energy use characterization in residential apartments
Authors: Rajasekar E.
Soumya R.
Venkateswaran R.
Nicol F.
Roaf S.
Brotas L.
Humphreys M.A.
Published in: Proceedings of Windsor Conference 2014: Counting the Cost of Comfort in a Changing World
Abstract: This article presents the results of a thermal comfort investigation carried out in a residential gated community located in a hot-humid climate. The study comprises of real-time field monitoring of thermal comfort in representative apartment units and assessment of the utility and cooling energy consumption in these residences. Utility energy consumption data of the residences for one year period was obtained and a survey was administered to identify the trend of air-conditioner use. The results are summarized and used to validate a simulation model. The pattern of comfort and energy use variation across the gated community was analysed. The variation in cooling energy consumption and its relevance to the discomfort severity across residences was analysed. This article presents the challenges in ensuring optimal thermal comfort for all units in such buildings and discusses the possible commercial value of thermal comfort. © 2014 Proceedings - Windsor Conference 2014: Counting the Cost of Comfort in a Changing World. All rights reserved.
Citation: Proceedings of Windsor Conference 2014: Counting the Cost of Comfort in a Changing World, (2019), 87- 105
URI: http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/15193
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: NCEUB 2014
Keywords: Adaptive criteria
Cooling energy
Field studies
Residential buildings
Thermal comfort
Air conditioning
Apartment houses
Thermal comfort
Air conditioner use
Cooling energy consumption
Energy consumption datum
Energy use
Gated communities
Hot humid climate
Real time
Simulation model
Energy utilization
ISBN: 9780000000000
Author Scopus IDs: 36998794100
56641524900
56123687600
Author Affiliations: Rajasekar, E., Center for Excellence and Futuristic Developments, B&F (IC), L&T Construction, India
Soumya, R., Center for Excellence and Futuristic Developments, B&F (IC), L&T Construction, India
Venkateswaran, R., Center for Excellence and Futuristic Developments, B&F (IC), L&T Construction, India
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