Thermal comfort of radiant cooling systems in homes under hot and humid climates with different operation methods

Tianshu Xu*, Ayane Shibutani, Jiannan Liu, Shin Ichi Tanabe, Tadasu Ooishi

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Radiant cooling systems have recently attracted great interest; they are now widely used in the world owing to their ability to save energy and provide better thermal comfort. Considering the expected increase in the consumption of energy in the future, the use of radiant cooling systems is expected to rise concurrently. However, radiant cooling systems are limited in their humidity control. Hence, the use of radiant cooling can be problematic in locations that experience hot and humid climates, such as Japan. The objective of this study is to understand the thermal comfort performance of radiant cooling systems in hot and humid climates with different operation methods. For this purpose, a subjective test was conducted during the summer and intermediate seasons. As a result, it was concluded that a better thermal comfort performance can be achieved using radiant cooling and natural ventilation simultaneously during the summer and intermediate seasons.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHealthy Buildings Europe 2017
PublisherInternational Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate
ISBN (Print)9788379472604
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventHealthy Buildings Europe 2017, HB 2017 - Lublin, Poland
Duration: 2017 Jul 22017 Jul 5

Publication series

NameHealthy Buildings Europe 2017

Other

OtherHealthy Buildings Europe 2017, HB 2017
Country/TerritoryPoland
CityLublin
Period17/7/217/7/5

Keywords

  • Different operation methods
  • Hot
  • Humid
  • Intermediate season
  • Natural ventilation
  • Save energy
  • Zero energy house

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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