Journal article

Air movement preferences observed in naturally ventilated buildings in humid subtropical climate zone in China

Wei Yang, Guoqiang Zhang

International Journal of Biometeorology | SPRINGER | Published : 2009

Abstract

Occupants' preferences for air movement in naturally ventilated buildings have been extracted from a database of three thermal comfort surveys conducted in the humid subtropical climate zone in China, during winter, spring, and summer seasons. The distribution of draft sensation shows that only 25.7, 38.5, and 28.7% of the subjects in winter, spring, and summer, respectively, felt that the available air movement was just right, suggesting that indoor air velocity may be a big problem in naturally ventilated buildings in humid subtropical China. Air movement preferences show that 15.8, 61.3, and 80.6% of subjects in winter, spring, and summer, respectively, wanted more air movement. Only a ha..

View full abstract

Grants

Awarded by National Key Technology R&D program of China


Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Awarded by Asia-Link Project of European Community


Funding Acknowledgements

The work of this paper is financially supported by the National Key Technology R&D program of China (2006BAJ02A05, 2006BAJ04B04), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 50478055), Asia-Link Project of European Community [CN/Asia-Link/012 (93520)], and the Teaching and Research Award Program for Outstanding Young Teachers in Higher Education Institutions of MOE, PR China. The authors thank Mr. Guo Hongtao, Mr. Tangkui and Mr. Lu Rende for their assistance in the field survey work of this paper.