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.

Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads

Title Designing for thermal comfort near a glazed exterior wall
Author(s) Anderson, Timothy
Luther, MarkORCID iD for 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
Keyword(s) design
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

Connect to link resolver
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the copyright for items in DRO is owned by the author, with all rights reserved.

Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 9 times in TR Web of Science
Scopus Citation Count Cited 9 times in Scopus
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Access Statistics: 581 Abstract Views, 17 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Wed, 26 Sep 2012, 09:32:53 EST

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact