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
by Hideo Asada
International Journal of Exergy (IJEX), Vol. 35, No. 1, 2021

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.

Online publication date: Tue, 18-May-2021

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