A subjective experiment to evaluate the effect of thermal satisfaction improvements on productivity by introducing simple individual cooling methods to "COOL BIZ" office condition

Gen Kawaguchi, Shinichi Tanabe, Naoe Nishihara, Masaoki Haneda, Satoshi Uchida

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    Abstract

    The main purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of thermal satisfaction improvements on productivity by introducing cooling methods. A subjective experiment was conducted in a climate chamber conditioned at 25.5°C and 28.5°C. Lighter business wear corresponding to COOLBIZ and three additional individual cooling methods were introduced in the conditions at 28.5°C. Thermal sensation was lowered, thermal satisfaction was improved and fatigue after tasks was decreased, with higher degree of freedom in the selection of individual control of thermal environment. There is a possibility that performance was improved and fatigue was lowered by improving thermal satisfaction of occupants by introducing simple individual cooling methods, even under raised present cooling temperature.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication9th International Conference and Exhibition - Healthy Buildings 2009, HB 2009
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    Event9th International Healthy Buildings Conference and Exhibition, HB 2009 - Syracuse, NY
    Duration: 2009 Sep 132009 Sep 17

    Other

    Other9th International Healthy Buildings Conference and Exhibition, HB 2009
    CitySyracuse, NY
    Period09/9/1309/9/17

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    Productivity
    Cooling
    Experiments
    Fatigue of materials
    Wear of materials
    Hot Temperature
    Industry
    Temperature

    Keywords

    • COOLBIZ
    • Individual cooling
    • Productivity
    • Thermal environment
    • Thermal satisfaction

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Civil and Structural Engineering
    • Building and Construction

    Cite this

    Kawaguchi, G., Tanabe, S., Nishihara, N., Haneda, M., & Uchida, S. (2009). A subjective experiment to evaluate the effect of thermal satisfaction improvements on productivity by introducing simple individual cooling methods to "COOL BIZ" office condition. In 9th International Conference and Exhibition - Healthy Buildings 2009, HB 2009

    A subjective experiment to evaluate the effect of thermal satisfaction improvements on productivity by introducing simple individual cooling methods to "COOL BIZ" office condition. / Kawaguchi, Gen; Tanabe, Shinichi; Nishihara, Naoe; Haneda, Masaoki; Uchida, Satoshi.

    9th International Conference and Exhibition - Healthy Buildings 2009, HB 2009. 2009.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Kawaguchi, G, Tanabe, S, Nishihara, N, Haneda, M & Uchida, S 2009, A subjective experiment to evaluate the effect of thermal satisfaction improvements on productivity by introducing simple individual cooling methods to "COOL BIZ" office condition. in 9th International Conference and Exhibition - Healthy Buildings 2009, HB 2009. 9th International Healthy Buildings Conference and Exhibition, HB 2009, Syracuse, NY, 09/9/13.
    Kawaguchi G, Tanabe S, Nishihara N, Haneda M, Uchida S. A subjective experiment to evaluate the effect of thermal satisfaction improvements on productivity by introducing simple individual cooling methods to "COOL BIZ" office condition. In 9th International Conference and Exhibition - Healthy Buildings 2009, HB 2009. 2009
    Kawaguchi, Gen ; Tanabe, Shinichi ; Nishihara, Naoe ; Haneda, Masaoki ; Uchida, Satoshi. / A subjective experiment to evaluate the effect of thermal satisfaction improvements on productivity by introducing simple individual cooling methods to "COOL BIZ" office condition. 9th International Conference and Exhibition - Healthy Buildings 2009, HB 2009. 2009.
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