Indoor environment and resident's health condition of the temporary housing built after Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011 - Investigation of Indoor temperature and humidity during summer and fall season

Kenichi Hasegawa, Hiroshi Yoshino, U. Yanagi, Naoki Kagi, Haruki Osawa, Koichi Ikeda, Takuya Ino, Kensuke Hamada

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Abstract

This research aims to propose the optimal environmental design method of temporary housing and show how to improve the environmental policy, after clarifying the relationship between the healthy situation of residents living temporary housing and the indoor thermal environment and indoor air quality. Therefore, a questionnaire, interviews, and environmental measurement for temporary housing in Sendai city, which is located in Miyagi prefecture, were carried out. In the summer seasons of 2011, investigation of indoor temperature and humidity, indoor chemical concentration, airborne fungi and so on have conducted in forty residences of the temporary housing. This paper describes the measured results of indoor temperature and humidity, and occupants' behaviours related to thermal environment in the temporary housing during summer and fall season.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012
Pages1813-1818
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
Event10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012 - Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Duration: 2012 Jul 82012 Jul 12

Publication series

Name10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012
Volume3

Other

Other10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane, QLD
Period12/7/812/7/12

Keywords

  • Indoor thermal environment
  • Japanese earthquake disaster
  • Surveys
  • Temporal house
  • Thermal comfort

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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