Journal article

An enthalpy-based energy savings estimation method targeting thermal comfort level in naturally ventilated buildings in hot-humid summer zones

Yueer He, Meng Liu, Thomas Kvan, Shini Peng

APPLIED ENERGY | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

This paper examines naturally ventilated buildings in hot and humid summer zones and proposes an air enthalpy-based energy conservation rating method with an emphasis on the combined thermal comfort-ventilation parameters, particularly the impact of humidity and human adaptations on thermal comfort. The new method starts with energy flow analysis to a naturally ventilated room and assessment of thermal comfort accounting for the humidity of the naturally ventilated room as well as the occupants’ adaptability, differing from the PMV models and widely-used adaptive models adopted in existing rating methods. It contributes to designing a well-performed naturally ventilated building by analysing..

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