Human response to an individually controlled environment

G.L. Knudsen, Arsen Krikor Melikov

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Abstract

Forty-eight subjects tested an individually controlled system (ICS) at room air temperatures of 20, 22 and 26 degrees C. Human response to a reference condition without the ICS at a room air temperature of 22 degrees C was also collected. ne ICS incorporated Personalized Ventilation (PV), an under-desk air terminal device supplying cool air, a chair with convectively heated backrest, an under-desk radiant heating panel and a floor-heating panel. The temperature of the PV air and the under-desk air was kept at 20 degrees C. The subjects were provided with control of the flow rate and direction of the personalized air and under-desk airflow rate, the temperature of the convection flow from the chair, and the surface temperature of the heating panels. The results reveal that the thermal and air quality acceptability was significantly higher with the ICS at all room temperatures compared to the reference condition. The ICS could satisfy more than 85% of the subjects in regard to both thermal comfort and inhaled air quality.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationINDOOR AIR 2005 : PROCEEDINGS OF THE 10TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INDOOR AIR QUALITY AND CLIMATE
Volume1-5
PublisherTsinghua University Press
Publication date2005
Pages421-425
ISBN (Print)978-7-89494-830-4
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event10th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate - Beijing, China
Duration: 4 Sep 20059 Sep 2005
Conference number: 10

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate
Number10
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period04/09/200509/09/2005

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