Effect of external ground surface materials on indoor thermal comfort

Tzu Ping Lin, Ruey Lung Hwang, Ming Jen Cheng

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Abstract

External ground surface materials produce enormous heat output and thus raise outdoor temperature, as well as reflecting solar radiation and creating long wave radiation that enters indoor areas via windows and increases indoor temperature, and thus influence occupant comfort. Using a field experiment and questionnaire study, this study examined the influence of external ground surface materials on indoor thermal comfort. Experimental results indicate that the subjective and objective thermal comfort evaluation of classrooms with greenery outside is better than that of those with concrete outside. External ground surface material thus physiologically and psychologically influences indoor thermal environment.

Original languageEnglish
PagesI495-I498
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
Event23rd International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, PLEA 2006 - Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 2006 Sep 62006 Sep 8

Other

Other23rd International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, PLEA 2006
CountrySwitzerland
CityGeneva
Period06-09-0606-09-08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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