Indoor thermal environment of urban residential buildings in China: Winter investigation in five major cities

H. Yoshino, S. Guan, Y. F. Lun, A. Mochida, T. Shigeno, Y. Yoshino, Q. Y. Zhang

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Abstract

The purposes of this investigation are to look into the actual conditions of urban residential indoor environment in China during the winter season, and to discuss the thermal comfort as well as to understand the possibility of space heating energy conservation. Investigations of indoor thermal environment were carried out in Harbin, Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai and Hong Kong of China. The results showed that the indoor thermal condition in heating usage zone is good, such as Harbin, Beijing and Xi'an. The indoor thermal comfort is strongly affected by the outdoor climate in non-heating usage zone, such as Shanghai and Hong Kong.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1227-1233
Number of pages7
JournalEnergy and Buildings
Volume36
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec 1

Keywords

  • China
  • Field measurement
  • Indoor thermal environment
  • Questionnaire survey
  • Residential building

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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