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A new bioclimatic chart for passive solar design.

Authors
Arens-E; Gonazlez-R; Berglund-L; McNall-PE; Zeren-L
Source
Proc Annu Meet, Am Sect Int Sol Energy Soc 1980 Jan; 5:1202-1206
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00185762
Abstract
A substantially revised version of the original bioclimatic chart as developed in the 1950s was presented. The original chart was a cartesian plot of temperature versus humidity which has been used by architects as the basis for designing buildings in which natural forces are used to maintain a comfortable environment. The new chart included recent experimental research results. A thermophysiological model was developed to simulate the thermal behavior and resulting comfort sensation on an individual at two clothing levels and a rate of activity which is typical of office work, house work, or shopping. The criteria for the boundaries of the comfort zone were based on ASHRAE standards. The revisions have been obtained from simulation of an assumed building occupant using a two node mathematical model of human thermoregulatory systems. The model considered the person as two concentric thermal compartments representing the skin and the core of the body. While the still air comfort zone resembled the original one fairly closely, the air motion and radiation lines were markedly different using this newer approach.
Keywords
NIOSH-Grant; Grants-other; Human-factors-engineering; Temperature-effects; Body-temperature; Office-workers; Physical-exercise; Comfort-zones; Workplace-studies; Author Keywords: bioclimatic chart; human comfort; indoor environment; outdoor environment; thermal comfort
Contact
None John B Pierce Fdn Laboratory 290 Congress Avenue New Haven, Conn 06519
CODEN
PMSIDS
Publication Date
19800101
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Funding Amount
161724
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1980
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-00836
ISSN
0146-4566
Priority Area
Other Occupational Concerns; Grants-other
Source Name
Proceedings of the Annual Meeting, American Section of the International Solar Energy Society
State
CT
Performing Organization
John B. Pierce Foundation Lab, Inc., New Haven, Connecticut
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