Effects of radiant cooling and heating system on thermal comfort and productivity in elderly care facilities

Masato Kimura, Toshiharu Ikaga, Yoshihisa Hirayama

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Abstract

Field measurements were conducted in a nursing home located in the hot and humid city of Kumamoto, Japan, between July and September 2010. In addition, a questionnaire survey was conducted with care staff during the measurement procedure to evaluate the effect of the thermal environment on thermal comfort and productivity. Results indicated that radiant cooling and heating system provided a stable temperature. Furthermore, the system coefficient of performance was calculated to evaluate the performance of the radiant cooling system and was 1.8-3.1. As a result of the questionnaire survey, about half of the staff were satisfied with the current thermal environment in the facility, reporting that it was comfortable and did not reduce working efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011
Pages1809-1814
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1
Event12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011 - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: 2011 Jun 52011 Jun 10

Publication series

Name12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011
Volume3

Other

Other12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011
CountryUnited States
CityAustin, TX
Period11/6/511/6/10

Keywords

  • Productivity
  • Radiant cooling system
  • System coefficient of performance
  • Thermal comfort

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pollution

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    Kimura, M., Ikaga, T., & Hirayama, Y. (2011). Effects of radiant cooling and heating system on thermal comfort and productivity in elderly care facilities. In 12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011 (pp. 1809-1814). (12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011; Vol. 3).