Field survey of thermal comfort conditions in train stations

J. Nakano, Y. Goto, K. Sakamoto, T. Iino, S. Tanabe

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Abstract

Seasonal field surveys were conducted to investigate the thermal comfort conditions in train stations in Tokyo from July 2004 to January 2005. The survey consisted of 4 methods: 1) occupancy condition survey, 2) Attitude survey on train stations, 3) thermal environment measurement and 4) thermal comfort questionnaire. The survey aimed to investigate the thermal comfort conditions for 2 different purposes; passing by and staying. By accepting the 20% dissatisfied criteria, the upper comfort limit was about 26 oC for both passers-by and occupants. The acceptability range for occupying passengers was found to be 11-32 oC in operative temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHB 2006 - Healthy Buildings
Subtitle of host publicationCreating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, Proceedings
Pages303-306
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
EventHealthy Buildings: Creating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, HB 2006 - Lisboa, Portugal
Duration: 2006 Jun 42006 Jun 8

Publication series

NameHB 2006 - Healthy Buildings: Creating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, Proceedings
Volume3

Conference

ConferenceHealthy Buildings: Creating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, HB 2006
CountryPortugal
CityLisboa
Period06/6/406/6/8

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Keywords

  • Field survey
  • Semi-outdoor environment
  • Thermal comfort
  • Train station

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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Nakano, J., Goto, Y., Sakamoto, K., Iino, T., & Tanabe, S. (2006). Field survey of thermal comfort conditions in train stations. In HB 2006 - Healthy Buildings: Creating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, Proceedings (pp. 303-306). (HB 2006 - Healthy Buildings: Creating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, Proceedings; Vol. 3).