Comparison of human thermal models, measured results and questionnaires

Miimu Airaksinen, Riikka Holopainen, Pekka Tuomaala, Jouko Piippo, Kalevi Piira, Mikko Saari, Arto Antson, Risto Ruotsalainen, A. Haapakangas, V. Ruohomäki, M. Lahtinen

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Abstract

Increasing concern about building sector energy consumption and the simultaneous need for an acceptable thermal environment makes it necessary to estimate in advance what effect different thermal factors will have on occupants. So far most human thermal comfort models are based on estimates assuming steady-state conditions. However, this often leads to underestimations of local cold or hot surfaces. These kinds of models does not take into account variable conditions. In this paper measurement results from a real office building were used as input values for two methods to comparing predict thermal comfort and user questionnaires. This paper shows the differences between these two methods and highlights also the importance of using a right method in estimating thermal comfort in order to prevent over dimensioning of heating or cooling devices which might lead to unnecessary energy consumption.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of BS2013
Subtitle of host publication13th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association
Pages1657-1664
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
Event13th Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, BS2013 - Chambery, France
Duration: 26 Aug 201328 Aug 2013

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Conference13th Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, BS2013
Abbreviated titleBS2013
CountryFrance
CityChambery
Period26/08/1328/08/13

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Thermal comfort
Energy utilization
Office buildings
Thermal effects
Cooling
Heating
Hot Temperature

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Airaksinen, M., Holopainen, R., Tuomaala, P., Piippo, J., Piira, K., Saari, M., ... Lahtinen, M. (2013). Comparison of human thermal models, measured results and questionnaires. In Proceedings of BS2013: 13th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association (pp. 1657-1664)
Airaksinen, Miimu ; Holopainen, Riikka ; Tuomaala, Pekka ; Piippo, Jouko ; Piira, Kalevi ; Saari, Mikko ; Antson, Arto ; Ruotsalainen, Risto ; Haapakangas, A. ; Ruohomäki, V. ; Lahtinen, M. / Comparison of human thermal models, measured results and questionnaires. Proceedings of BS2013: 13th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association. 2013. pp. 1657-1664
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Airaksinen M, Holopainen R, Tuomaala P, Piippo J, Piira K, Saari M et al. Comparison of human thermal models, measured results and questionnaires. In Proceedings of BS2013: 13th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association. 2013. p. 1657-1664