Human thermo-physiological sensation control based in the adaptive comfort philosophy
Control Methodologies and Technology for Energy Efficiency, Volume # 1 | Part# 1
Conceição, Eusébio Z. E.; Farinho, João P.; Lúcio, M. Manuela J. R.
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control strategies,PMV index,thermal-physiology,adaptive thermal comfort
In order to improve the building thermal efficiency, increase the human thermal comfort level and to reduce the building energy consumption, in this work, the human thermo-physiological sensation control, based in the adaptive comfort philosophy, is applied. In this control methodology the occupants, during a lesson activity, can choose among the clothing level, the activity level and the natural ventilation system. The PMV and PPD indexes are used in the numerical simulation. This work is made in a classroom school building, in the Algarve region, with Mediterranean characteristics, in Spring conditions, based in air temperature and relative humidity measurements. The comparison of the human thermal comfort level without and with control strategies is made. The obtained results are used to define an applicable activity, clothing and ventilation strategy, during the day.
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