Subjective comfort and productivity under the transient condition from hot and humid air to thermally neutral condition in summer

H. Tsutsumi, Shinichi Tanabe, J. Harigaya, Y. Iguchi, G. Nakamura

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    Abstract

    Subjective experiments were conducted to evaluate the effects of humidity on human comfort and productivity under transient conditions from hot and humid environment to thermally neutral condition. Subjects reported greater pleasantness at 30%RH and 40%RH than at 50%RH and 70%RH, while no significant difference in thermal sensation and humidity sensation was obtained among 4 relative humidity levels. It was because of rapid decrease of skin wettedness and skin moisture at low relative humidity just after transition. Though significant differences in the task performance among conditions were not found for 3 hours test, subjects reported less complaints related to fatigue at low humidity than at high humidity.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHB 2006 - Healthy Buildings: Creating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, Proceedings
    Pages83-86
    Number of pages4
    Volume2
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    EventHealthy Buildings: Creating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, HB 2006 - Lisboa
    Duration: 2006 Jun 42006 Jun 8

    Other

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

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    Humidity
    Atmospheric humidity
    Productivity
    Air
    Efficiency
    Skin
    Task Performance and Analysis
    Fatigue
    Moisture
    Hot Temperature
    Fatigue of materials
    Experiments

    Keywords

    • Comfort
    • Fatigue
    • Humidity
    • Step change

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

    Cite this

    Tsutsumi, H., Tanabe, S., Harigaya, J., Iguchi, Y., & Nakamura, G. (2006). Subjective comfort and productivity under the transient condition from hot and humid air to thermally neutral condition in summer. In HB 2006 - Healthy Buildings: Creating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, Proceedings (Vol. 2, pp. 83-86)

    Subjective comfort and productivity under the transient condition from hot and humid air to thermally neutral condition in summer. / Tsutsumi, H.; Tanabe, Shinichi; Harigaya, J.; Iguchi, Y.; Nakamura, G.

    HB 2006 - Healthy Buildings: Creating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, Proceedings. Vol. 2 2006. p. 83-86.

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

    Tsutsumi, H, Tanabe, S, Harigaya, J, Iguchi, Y & Nakamura, G 2006, Subjective comfort and productivity under the transient condition from hot and humid air to thermally neutral condition in summer. in HB 2006 - Healthy Buildings: Creating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, Proceedings. vol. 2, pp. 83-86, Healthy Buildings: Creating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, HB 2006, Lisboa, 06/6/4.
    Tsutsumi H, Tanabe S, Harigaya J, Iguchi Y, Nakamura G. Subjective comfort and productivity under the transient condition from hot and humid air to thermally neutral condition in summer. In HB 2006 - Healthy Buildings: Creating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, Proceedings. Vol. 2. 2006. p. 83-86
    Tsutsumi, H. ; Tanabe, Shinichi ; Harigaya, J. ; Iguchi, Y. ; Nakamura, G. / Subjective comfort and productivity under the transient condition from hot and humid air to thermally neutral condition in summer. HB 2006 - Healthy Buildings: Creating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, Proceedings. Vol. 2 2006. pp. 83-86
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