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Sensitivity analysis of building envelope parameters affecting thermal comfort

S Naji, L Aye, M Noguchi

Proceedings of Zero Energy Mass Custom Home 2018 | ZEMCH Network | Published : 2018


The ever-increasing attention towards implementation of environmentally sustainable building design approaches necessitates the prediction of indoor environmental quality (IEQ) during design stage. Building performance simulation tools are able to predict key performance indices of buildings including IEQ. Among different aspects of IEQ, thermal comfort has been reported as one of the important aspects for occupants. It is necessary to understand the effects of design parameters on the performance of building in order to provide acceptable thermal comfort levels. However, due to the possibility of various design strategies, the selection of the most appropriate combination is a challenging t..

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