Effect of eco-renovation and environmental education on thermal environment and environmental load: Case study of a school

Satoko Akutsu, Toshiharu Ikaga, Shuzo Murakami

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Abstract

This paper demonstrates the effectiveness of eco-renovation and environmental education in improving the thermal environment in a school and reducing the environmental load produced by a school. We conducted thermal comfort and energy analysis in an elementary school in Iyo city, Ehime prefecture. In this analysis, we considered the thermal and ventilation network in the school and correlated them with the meteorological data of the region. The analytical accuracy and the effect of the abovementioned measures were determined. We observed that adequate eco-renovation and environmental education can improve the thermal environment by 19% and reduce the environmental load by 71%.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Event9th International Healthy Buildings Conference and Exhibition, HB 2009 - Syracuse, NY, United States
Duration: 2009 Sep 132009 Sep 17

Other

Other9th International Healthy Buildings Conference and Exhibition, HB 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySyracuse, NY
Period09/9/1309/9/17

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Keywords

  • Environmental load
  • Environmental measures
  • Numerical analysis
  • School building
  • Thermal environment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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Akutsu, S., Ikaga, T., & Murakami, S. (2009). Effect of eco-renovation and environmental education on thermal environment and environmental load: Case study of a school. Paper presented at 9th International Healthy Buildings Conference and Exhibition, HB 2009, Syracuse, NY, United States.