Title: Measurement of interior thermal environment of a passive solar house in an urban area in Japan and analysis of time-series variation of human body exergy balance

Authors: Hideo Asada

Addresses: Major of Architecture and Interior Design, Faculty of Creation and Representation, Aichi Shukutoku University, 2-9 Katahira, Nagakute City, 480 1197 Aichi, Japan

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to know what kind of time-series variation of interior thermal environment has appeared in the passive solar house as a consequence of installing some passive methods, heating equipment and residents adaptive behaviour acquired through their own lifestyle and to reveal what time-series variation of human body exergy balance appeared as a consequence for living in this house. A measurement on interior thermal environment of the passive solar house had been done and analysis on time-series variation pattern of human body exergy balance had been done using measured environmental data for typical days in winter and summer season. As a result, a unique interior thermal environment fluctuation pattern reflecting adaptive behaviour of the residents were formed in the passive house, and the time-series variation patterns of a human body exergy balance created by specific interior thermal environment in winter and summer were explicitly shown and discussed.

Keywords: exergy; human body exergy balance; exergy consumption; unsteady state; passive solar house; solar heating; heat storage slab; radiant heating; natural ventilation; solar shading; measurement; indoor thermal environment; time series variation; annual energy use; occupant's adaptive behaviour.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEX.2021.115084

International Journal of Exergy, 2021 Vol.35 No.1, pp.66 - 83

Received: 18 Dec 2019
Accepted: 04 Jun 2020

Published online: 06 May 2021 *

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