A comparative study on cooling period thermal comfort assessment in modern open office landscape in Estonia

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A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä
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2020-02-01
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en
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Atmosphere, Volume 11, issue 2
Abstract
Local thermal comfort and draught rate has been studied widely. There has been more meaningful research performed in controlled boundary condition situations than in actual work environments involving occupants. Thermal comfort conditions in office buildings in Estonia have been barely investigated in the past. In this paper, the results of thermal comfort and draught rate assessment in five office buildings in Tallinn are presented and discussed. Studied office landscapes vary in heating, ventilation and cooling system parameters, room units, and elements. All sample buildings were less than six years old, equipped with dedicated outdoor air ventilation system and room conditioning units. The on-site measurements consisted of thermal comfort and draught rate assessment with indoor climate questionnaire. The purpose of the survey is to assess the correspondence between heating, ventilation and cooling system design, and the actual situation. Results show, whether and in what extent the standard-based criteriafor thermal comfort is suitable for actual usage of the occupants. Preferring one room conditioning unit type or system may not guarantee better thermal environment without draught. Although some heating, ventilation and cooling systems observed in this study should create the prerequisites for ensuring more comfort, results show that this is not the case for all buildings in this study.
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| openaire: EC/H2020/856602/EU//FINEST TWINS
Keywords
Cooling period, Draught, Open office, Thermal comfort
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Kiil , M , Simson , R , Thalfeldt , M & Kurnitski , J 2020 , ' A comparative study on cooling period thermal comfort assessment in modern open office landscape in Estonia ' , Atmosphere , vol. 11 , no. 2 , 127 . https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos11020127