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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2017: 15th Conference of IBPSA


A Field Study of Thermal Comfort in Open-plan Office Buildings during Transition Seasons in Harbin

Yunsong Han1, Huixuan Sun1, Cheng Sun1
1School of Architecture, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China
2 Heilongjiang Cold Region Architectural Science Key Laboratory, Harbin, China

Abstract: The field study was conducted during transition seasons in Harb in to investigate thermal comfort of open-plan office in severe cold region, covering deficiency of related works for open-plan office. Questionnaire survey and field measurement proceeded simultaneously. Correlation between environmental parameters, MTS and PMV were analysed to distinguish different effect of environmental factors on MTS and verify precision of PMV-PPD model. Results showed that indoor air temperature was the primary influence factor of MTS and the existence of thermal adaptation to outdoor climate affected precision of PMV model. Subjects have higher thermal acceptability in ES period than LS period with limited preference for cooler environment during transition seasons. Further research may figure out an actual thermal comfort range for staff in each specific period in severe cold region to improve thermal performance and energy efficiency at the same time.
Pages: 615 - 621