A new natural ventilation window and its utilization in a detached house

Erika Endo, Koji Hamasaki, Yuka Nakamura, Shin Ichi Tanabe, Nobuaki Furuya

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Abstract

Traditional housing units like the ones in Japan, China, and Cambodia are naturally ventilated. Although the windows of contemporary houses are getting smaller to ensure maximum insulation and airtightness, natural ventilation ought to be utilized more for healthy buildings. This is true not only for office buildings but also for housing units. The purpose of this research was to test the operating method and efficiency of a newly developed natural ventilation window for houses. To do this, a field survey was conducted in a detached house with natural ventilation windows. The factors investigated were the thermal environment of the house, the airflow volume through the natural ventilation windows, and window utilization. The following results were obtained: (1) The windows were well opened in the temperature range of 19-25°C. (2) The evaluation of the thermal comfort during naturally ventilation by using an adaptive model showed that the mean indoor operative temperature was coincident with the neutral temperature of the adaptive model.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012
Pages1941-1946
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
Event10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012 - Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Duration: 2012 Jul 82012 Jul 12

Publication series

Name10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012
Volume3

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane, QLD
Period12/7/812/7/12

Keywords

  • (Natural Ventilation
  • Adaptive Model)
  • Detached House
  • Thermal Comfort
  • Window Opening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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    Endo, E., Hamasaki, K., Nakamura, Y., Tanabe, S. I., & Furuya, N. (2012). A new natural ventilation window and its utilization in a detached house. In 10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012 (pp. 1941-1946). (10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012; Vol. 3).