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

Tianshu Xu, Ayane Shibutani, Jiannan Liu, Shinichi Tanabe, Tadasu Ooishi

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

    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 Jan 1
    EventHealthy Buildings Europe 2017, HB 2017 - Lublin, Poland
    Duration: 2017 Jul 22017 Jul 5

    Other

    OtherHealthy Buildings Europe 2017, HB 2017
    CountryPoland
    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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