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
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..View full abstract
Awarded by China NSFC International Cooperation Program
This work was supported by the China NSFC International Cooperation Program [grant numbers 51561135002].