Simplified air-flow window system for thermal performance and visual comfort

Hiromi Miyake, Shinichi Tanabe, Kazuki Wada, Eiji Sakuma

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    Abstract

    Recently, façade systems using air-flow have been popular for their thermal comfort and energy conservation. Among them is the simplified air-flow window system. However this system is operated with the shields on the windows closed and results in a poor view from indoors. To solve this, we have combined this system with a highly reflective roll screen, which can be seen through. The objective of this study is to evaluate the thermal performance and visual comfort of the simplified air-flow window system. First, an experiment was conducted to understand the thermal performance of this system. Second, the heat load reduction of this system was calculated. Finally, a questionnaire and a survey were conducted to determine the visual comfort of workers and the influence of the respondents' visual comfort on the use of screens. It was found that the simplified air-flow window system with a highly reflective roll screen attained both high view satisfaction and thermal performance even though the screen was closed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012
    Pages943-948
    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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    Thermal comfort
    Thermal load
    Thermal energy
    Energy conservation
    Hot Temperature
    Experiments

    Keywords

    • Measurements
    • Offices
    • Solar heat gain coefficient
    • Surveys
    • U-value

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Civil and Structural Engineering

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    Miyake, H., Tanabe, S., Wada, K., & Sakuma, E. (2012). Simplified air-flow window system for thermal performance and visual comfort. In 10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012 (Vol. 2, pp. 943-948)

    Simplified air-flow window system for thermal performance and visual comfort. / Miyake, Hiromi; Tanabe, Shinichi; Wada, Kazuki; Sakuma, Eiji.

    10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012. Vol. 2 2012. p. 943-948.

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

    Miyake, H, Tanabe, S, Wada, K & Sakuma, E 2012, Simplified air-flow window system for thermal performance and visual comfort. in 10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012. vol. 2, pp. 943-948, 10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012, Brisbane, QLD, 12/7/8.
    Miyake H, Tanabe S, Wada K, Sakuma E. Simplified air-flow window system for thermal performance and visual comfort. In 10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012. Vol. 2. 2012. p. 943-948
    Miyake, Hiromi ; Tanabe, Shinichi ; Wada, Kazuki ; Sakuma, Eiji. / Simplified air-flow window system for thermal performance and visual comfort. 10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012. Vol. 2 2012. pp. 943-948
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