Perceived Thermal Environment of NaturallyVentilated Classrooms in India

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Title Perceived Thermal Environment of NaturallyVentilated Classrooms in India
 
Creator Ramprasad Vittal
Subbaiyan Gnanasambandam
 
Subject Thermal environment
Adaptive thermal comfort
Classrooms
Adaptive opportunities
Field Study
 
Description A ield study of thermal environment in naturally ventilated classrooms was conducted in the Department of Architecture at the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India. The study included 176 architecture students and was conducted over ive days during the comparatively cool months of December and January. The results show that 82% of participants voted for ‘comfortable’ on the thermal sensation scale. Cross tabulation of thermal sensation and thermal preference shows that 50% of those who voted within the ‘neutral’ thermal sensation range preferred cooler temperatures and 43% wanted no change. Classroom temperature was acceptable to 85% of students and unacceptable to 15% of students. Perceived thermal sensation tends toward the cool side (mean -0.26). Regression analysis yielded a comfort zone (voting within -1 and +1) of 26.9–30.8 °C, with neutral temperature of 29.0 °C. Standard adaptive comfort models yielded lower temperature than ield indings.
 
Publisher Chitkara University Publications
 
Date 2016-01-04
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://cs.chitkara.edu.in/index.php/cs/article/view/137
10.15415/cs.2016.32003
 
Source Creative Space; Vol 3 No 2 (2016): Technology of Building; 149-165
2321-7154
2321-3892
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://cs.chitkara.edu.in/index.php/cs/article/view/137/120
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2016 Ramprasad Vittal & Subbaiyan Gnanasambandam
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
 

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