Field measurement on thermal environment in open-plan elementary school with natural ventilation window

Koji Hamasaki, Kosuke Kawada, Jeongsoo Kim, Katsuhiko Mori, Miki Fujino, Shin Ichi Tanabe

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Abstract

In this study, classrooms environment was measured in the open-plan elementary school introduced natural ventilation windows. The actual effects of natural ventilation windows at classrooms are figured out from the field survey of thermal environment, indoor air quality and usage of classrooms. The result of the study, the rate of windows open could be related to weather, wind velocity and outdoor air temperature. Furthermore, it was confirmed that natural ventilation windows control air volume from pressure difference, and enough amount of ventilation was available. In terms of thermal environment indoor temperature was much higher than outside temperature when windows were closed for all night. Night purge was effective in lowering indoor temperature in the later research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011
Pages1415-1420
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
Volume2

Conference

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

Keywords

  • Elementary school
  • Field measurement
  • Natural ventilation
  • Open-plan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pollution

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    Hamasaki, K., Kawada, K., Kim, J., Mori, K., Fujino, M., & Tanabe, S. I. (2011). Field measurement on thermal environment in open-plan elementary school with natural ventilation window. In 12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011 (pp. 1415-1420). (12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011; Vol. 2).