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, Shin Ichi 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
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Event9th International Healthy Buildings Conference and Exhibition, HB 2009 - Syracuse, NY, United States
Duration: 2009 Sep 132009 Sep 17

Conference

Conference9th International Healthy Buildings Conference and Exhibition, HB 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySyracuse, NY
Period09/9/1309/9/17

Keywords

  • Field survey
  • Thermal environment
  • Train station

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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