Field survey in office introduced task/ambient system with ceiling radiation membrane

Keiichi Furuya, Shinichi Tanabe, Naoe Nishihara, Kazuki Wada, Taizou Yamamoto

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    Abstract

    The main purpose of this study was to determine the indoor environment in an office introduced a task/ambient system with ceiling radiation membrane and to reveal the effects of this system on workers' thermal comfort and productivity. For a month in the summer of 2010, a field survey was conducted in an office located in Tokyo. In this survey, indoor environment and operation data were measured, and a subjective survey was conducted about the indoor environment using a questionnaire. As a result, it was found that a personal diffuser that allows a worker to individually adjust the air volume in their area improves their thermal satisfaction and subjective performance. However, more than 60% of the workers were dissatisfied with the thermal environment when the setpoint was at 28°C and they could adjust the air volume (28-Ctl condition). Workers' thermal satisfaction and subjective performance would be improved by taking some measures such as lowering the air temperature setpoint, making the orientation of the personal diffusers adjustable, and increasing the maximum air volume of the personal diffuser.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012
    Pages1443-1448
    Number of pages6
    Volume2
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    Event10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012 - Brisbane, QLD
    Duration: 2012 Jul 82012 Jul 12

    Other

    Other10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012
    CityBrisbane, QLD
    Period12/7/812/7/12

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    Ceilings
    Membranes
    Radiation
    Air
    Thermal comfort
    Productivity
    Hot Temperature
    Temperature

    Keywords

    • Field survey
    • Radiant cooling system
    • Subjective vote
    • Task/ambient

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Civil and Structural Engineering

    Cite this

    Furuya, K., Tanabe, S., Nishihara, N., Wada, K., & Yamamoto, T. (2012). Field survey in office introduced task/ambient system with ceiling radiation membrane. In 10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012 (Vol. 2, pp. 1443-1448)

    Field survey in office introduced task/ambient system with ceiling radiation membrane. / Furuya, Keiichi; Tanabe, Shinichi; Nishihara, Naoe; Wada, Kazuki; Yamamoto, Taizou.

    10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012. Vol. 2 2012. p. 1443-1448.

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

    Furuya, K, Tanabe, S, Nishihara, N, Wada, K & Yamamoto, T 2012, Field survey in office introduced task/ambient system with ceiling radiation membrane. in 10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012. vol. 2, pp. 1443-1448, 10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012, Brisbane, QLD, 12/7/8.
    Furuya K, Tanabe S, Nishihara N, Wada K, Yamamoto T. Field survey in office introduced task/ambient system with ceiling radiation membrane. In 10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012. Vol. 2. 2012. p. 1443-1448
    Furuya, Keiichi ; Tanabe, Shinichi ; Nishihara, Naoe ; Wada, Kazuki ; Yamamoto, Taizou. / Field survey in office introduced task/ambient system with ceiling radiation membrane. 10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012. Vol. 2 2012. pp. 1443-1448
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