THERMAL COMFORT REQUIREMENTS DURING THE SUMMER SEASON IN JAPAN.

S. Tanabe, K. Kimura, T. Hara

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate thermal comfort for Japanese subjects with a view to energy conservation in buildings under hot and humid conditions. During the summer 172 Japanese college-age subjects wearing 0. 6 clo standard clothing were exposed under sedentary activity for 3 hours to 11 different thermal conditions in a climate chamber. It was found that the neutral temperature of Japanese was 79. 4 F (26. 3 degree C). High relative humidity was associated with a high percentage of uncomfortable subjects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)564-577
Number of pages14
JournalASHRAE Transactions
Volume93
Issue numberpt 1
Publication statusPublished - 1987 Dec 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering

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