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Dijken, F V, Bronswijk, J E M H V and Sundell, J (2006) Indoor environment and pupils' health in primary schools. Building Research & Information, 34(05), 437–46.

Givoni, B, Khedari, J, Wong, N H, Feriadi, H and Noguchi, M (2006) Thermal sensation responses in hot, humid climates: effects of humidity. Building Research & Information, 34(05), 496–506.

Grimsrud, D, Bridges, B and Schulte, R (2006) Continuous measurements of air quality parameters in schools. Building Research & Information, 34(05), 447–58.

Ji, X L, Lou, W Z, Dai, Z Z, Wang, B G and Liu, S Y (2006) Predicting thermal comfort in Shanghai's non-air-conditioned buildings. Building Research & Information, 34(05), 507–14.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: adaptive behaviour; expectation; natural ventilation; predicted mean vote (PMV); thermal comfort
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: http://journalsonline.tandf.co.uk/link.asp?id=p64283225q77558p
  • Abstract:
    The thermal comfort of people in naturally ventilated environments was examined in a field study in Shanghai, China, in which over 1814 office workers responded to a questionnaire while simultaneous physical measurements were taken. The paper explores whether it is justifiable to use the predicted mean vote (PMV) model to predict inhabitants' thermal sensations. Participants cast votes on standard subjective thermal rating scales and these were correlated with temperature indices that variously account for the thermal impacts of humidity, radiant temperature, air velocity and clothing levels. It was found that the actual mean thermal sensation is lower than the PMV, i.e. about 0.64PMV. The upper boundary of operative temperature is about 29°C which is outside of the current American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) standard comfort zone (ASHRAE 55-2004), but lower than the temperature of the upper 80% acceptable limit calculated using an adaptive model (30.1°C). This suggests that people residing in this hot area have adapted to its climate and their expectations for comfort allow them to endure heat better than expected.

Moschandreas, D J, Yoon, S-H and Demirev, D (2006) Validation of the indoor environmental quality conceptual model. Building Research & Information, 34(05), 483–95.

Persily, A K, Gorfain, J and Brunner, G (2006) Survey of ventilation rates in office buildings. Building Research & Information, 34(05), 459–66.

Roulet, C-A, Flourentzou, F, Foradini, F, Bluyssen, P, Co, C and Aizlewood, x (2006) Multicriteria analysis of health, comfort and energy efficiency in buildings. Building Research & Information, 34(05), 475–82.

Roulet, C-A, Johner, N, Foradini, F, Bluyssen, P, Co, C, Fernandes, x D O, Müller, B and Aizlewood, C (2006) Perceived health and comfort in relation to energy use and building characteristics. Building Research & Information, 34(05), 467–74.