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An introduction to the Chinese Evaluation Standard for the indoor thermal environment

Li, B., Yao, R. ORCID:, Wang, Q. and Pan, Y. (2014) An introduction to the Chinese Evaluation Standard for the indoor thermal environment. Energy and Buildings, 82. pp. 27-36. ISSN 0378-7788

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2014.06.032


Designing for indoor thermal environmental conditions is one of the key elements in the energy efficient building design process. This paper introduces a development of the Chinese national Evaluation Standard for indoor thermal environments (Evaluation Standard). International standards including the ASHRAE55, ISO7730, DIN EN, and CIBSE Guide-A have been reviewed and referenced for the development of the Evaluation Standard. In addition, over 28,000 subjects participated in the field study from different climate zones in China and over 500 subjects have been involved in laboratory studies. The research findings reveal that there is a need to update the Chinese thermal comfort standard based on local climates and people's habitats. This paper introduces in detail the requirements for the thermal environment for heated and cooled buildings and free-running buildings in China.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Science > School of the Built Environment > Energy and Environmental Engineering group
ID Code:37429
Uncontrolled Keywords:Indoor thermal environment; Adaptive thermal comfort; Chinese standard; Adaptive predicted mean vote (aPMV)

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