Effects of introducing task/ambient system with ceiling radiation membrane on productivity

Kanae Sako, Shinichi Tanabe, Naoe Nishihara, Atsushi Kasuya, Kazuki Wada, Gen Kawaguchi, Yuri Akiyama

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Abstract

Subjective experiment was conducted in a climate chamber introducing task/ambient conditioning system with ceiling radiation membrane system. Effect of indoor environment and physiological factors on productivity was examined. The experimental conditions were set to study the difference of introducing cooling system. Subjects were worked on simulated office task each for fifteen minutes. Before the exposure, subjects were asked to go up down steps. Questionnaires for thermal environment and perceived air quality (hereinafter called PAQ) were asked after simulated office task sessions. In addition, local skin wettedness of chest was measured. During the first part of the experiment, local skin wettedness of male subjects was significantly decreased and also thermal and PAQ satisfaction of male subjects significantly improved. It was confirmed that productivity with task/ambient conditioning system with ceiling radiation membrane system was higher than with conventional general conditioning system, because of the improvement of thermal and PAQ satisfaction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011
Pages2228-2233
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1
Event12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011 - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: 2011 Jun 52011 Jun 10

Publication series

Name12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011
Volume3

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011
CountryUnited States
CityAustin, TX
Period11/6/511/6/10

Keywords

  • Radiant cooling system
  • Subjective experiment
  • Thermal environment productivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pollution

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    Sako, K., Tanabe, S., Nishihara, N., Kasuya, A., Wada, K., Kawaguchi, G., & Akiyama, Y. (2011). Effects of introducing task/ambient system with ceiling radiation membrane on productivity. In 12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011 (pp. 2228-2233). (12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011; Vol. 3).