A study on acceptable thermal comfort zone and resident behavior of operating cooling devices in apartments

N. Bae, C. Chun

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Abstract

Investigations on the thermal environment, residents' cooling behavior, and residents' thermal comfort vote in apartments' living rooms in Seoul during summer were conducted. The relationship between outdoor weather condition and the number of days using air conditioner during whole summer was found out. Temperatures that residents turn air conditioners on and off were also found out as 29.76°(28.89 SET*) and 27.31°(23.70 SET*) of indoor air temperature. Therefore, acceptable thermal comfort zone at personal house could be laid between these temperatures, and it is higher and wider than chamber experiment results. If indoor thermal environment can be kept in this figure by various passive techniques of architecture, the energy consumption resulting from using cooling devices would be reduced.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHB 2006 - Healthy Buildings
Subtitle of host publicationCreating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, Proceedings
Pages67-72
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
EventHealthy Buildings: Creating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, HB 2006 - Lisboa, Portugal
Duration: 2006 Jun 42006 Jun 8

Publication series

NameHB 2006 - Healthy Buildings: Creating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, Proceedings
Volume2

Other

OtherHealthy Buildings: Creating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, HB 2006
CountryPortugal
CityLisboa
Period06/6/406/6/8

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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    Bae, N., & Chun, C. (2006). A study on acceptable thermal comfort zone and resident behavior of operating cooling devices in apartments. In HB 2006 - Healthy Buildings: Creating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, Proceedings (pp. 67-72). (HB 2006 - Healthy Buildings: Creating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, Proceedings; Vol. 2).