Evaluation of the thermal environment of waiting room at small-scale railway stations in cold regions

Shingo Yamaguchi, Junta Nakano, Kazuki Furumoto, Daisuke Nakamura, Yoshiki Ikeda, Keiichi Tsubouchi, Hiroshi Oishi, Shin Ichi Tanabe

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Abstract

Previous studies have surveyed the thermal environment of railway stations buildings in urban areas with moderate climate. However, there is little knowledge of the environmental characteristics and usage situation of regional railway stations. The purpose of this study is to investigate the thermal environment of small-scale railway stations in cold regions to expand our knowledge on station design. Field survey and questionnaires were conducted at small-scale railway stations in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. The surveys indicated that the thermal environment of the waiting room was relatively comfortable in summer, but problems were identified in winter. The air temperature fluctuated drastically, and the indoor air quality tended to be deteriorated in winter. Changes in heating method and building plan are desirable for improvement of indoor environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication15th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, INDOOR AIR 2018
PublisherInternational Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate
ISBN (Electronic)9781713826514
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event15th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, INDOOR AIR 2018 - Philadelphia, United States
Duration: 2018 Jul 222018 Jul 27

Publication series

Name15th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, INDOOR AIR 2018

Conference

Conference15th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, INDOOR AIR 2018
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia
Period18/7/2218/7/27

Keywords

  • Field survey
  • Indoor environmental quality
  • Questionnaire
  • Railway station building

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pollution

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