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

H. Tsutsumi, S. 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
Subtitle of host publicationCreating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, Proceedings
Pages83-86
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
Volume2

Conference

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

Keywords

  • Comfort
  • Fatigue
  • Humidity
  • Step change

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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