Designing for thermal comfort near a glazed exterior wall

Anderson, Timothy and Luther, Mark 2012, Designing for thermal comfort near a glazed exterior wall, Architectural science review, vol. 55, no. 3, pp. 186-195.

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Title Designing for thermal comfort near a glazed exterior wall
Author(s) Anderson, Timothy
Luther, Mark
Journal name Architectural science review
Volume number 55
Issue number 3
Start page 186
End page 195
Total pages 10
Publisher Earthscan
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2012-08-01
ISSN 0003-8628
1758-9622
Keyword(s) design
glazing
modelling
testing
thermal comfort
Summary In many highly glazed buildings, the thermal comfort of the occupants will tend to be related to the incoming solar energy and the heat transfer behaviour of the glazing. In this study, several glazing systems were designed using the software tools VISION 3 (University of Waterloo 1992) and WINDOW-6 (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 2011), with a view to improving thermal environment of occupants near the glazed wall of a commercial office. The systems were fabricated and experimentally tested to validate the software modelling results. Subsequently, the glazing systems were retro-fitted to the office and tested in situ for a summer month. Results of this testing, in the form of Fangers’ predicted mean vote (PMV) and the predicted percentage dissatisfied (PPD), are presented, and some options for improving the thermal environment in this near-façade zone are discussed.
Language eng
Field of Research 120104 Architectural Science and Technology (incl Acoustics, Lighting, Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design)
Socio Economic Objective 859899 Environmentally Sustainable Energy Activities not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2012, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30048813

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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