Field survey on thermal comfort in environment-conscious train station

Nobuhiro Hirasuga, Yuki Yamada, Fumito Yamagata, Kosuke Kawada, Wakako Ikegami, Yuri Nakagawa, Atsushi Sakai, Tadashi Iino, Junta Nakano, Shinichi Tanabe

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    Abstract

    Train is the most frequently used means of transportation in Japan. Train stations are gaining attention as commercial complex recently, and higher level of comfort is being demanded for the indoor environment including thermal comfort. Field survey of thermal environment measurements was carried out from September to October 2008 in station R. Objective of this study is to examine the characteristics of thermal environment in the station which introduced measures to improve thermal environment. As a result, the configuration of the station, high ceiling and ventilation openings helped to introduce outdoor wind from various directions, and realized high natural ventilation.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication9th International Conference and Exhibition - Healthy Buildings 2009, HB 2009
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    Event9th International Healthy Buildings Conference and Exhibition, HB 2009 - Syracuse, NY
    Duration: 2009 Sep 132009 Sep 17

    Other

    Other9th International Healthy Buildings Conference and Exhibition, HB 2009
    CitySyracuse, NY
    Period09/9/1309/9/17

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    Keywords

    • Field survey
    • Thermal environment
    • Train station

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Civil and Structural Engineering
    • Building and Construction

    Cite this

    Hirasuga, N., Yamada, Y., Yamagata, F., Kawada, K., Ikegami, W., Nakagawa, Y., Sakai, A., Iino, T., Nakano, J., & Tanabe, S. (2009). Field survey on thermal comfort in environment-conscious train station. In 9th International Conference and Exhibition - Healthy Buildings 2009, HB 2009