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Title: Tropical Thermal Comfort and Adapted Tropical Green Residential Housing
Authors: Karl Wagner
Keywords: Thermal Comfort
Residential Buildings
CO2-Emission
Green Cooling
Issue Date: 5-Dec-2013
Abstract: Thermal comfort belongs to the family of basic human needs in absence of which our actions can be hampered. Lasting thermal comfort in a tropical built modern environment, however, at most locations can only be achieved with energy consumption by electrical air condition systems accounting for more than 1/3 of the present tropical CO2-emissions. In part 1 and 2 a concept for the optimum human thermal comfort for a standard residential building in tropical Malaysia will be revisited, questioning the still prevailing ASHRAE-standards by recent lead-user studies with the concept of the TTC (tropical thermal comfort). Based upon own considerations for low-energy and passive houses, in part 3 initiating experiments will be analysed. Hence, split air condition units and fans will be compared by a greener cooling concept based on aided outside ventilation.┬áThe results prove that by tolerating and encouraging higher TTC-set points the utilisation of fresh aided ventilation can substitute or even replace split air condition units.
URI: http://ir.unikl.edu.my/jspui/handle/123456789/5137
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