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Assessing the Effects of Opening

Positions in Facade on Thermal Comfort :


A case study of the UAP Architecture Building Extension.
Ar. Muhtadin Iqbal
Ar. Nazli Hussain
Assessing the Effects of Opening Positions in Facade on Thermal Comfort :
A case study of the UAP Architecture Building Extension.

Configuration of built Configuration of built


Thermal Comfort form for
of a place in Tropical form for
region is largely Blocking Allowing
dependent on the Solar Radiation Air Flow

- Protection from
Solar Radiation
diametric opposite requirement
- Allow ability of in the design of the spatial configuration
Air Flow
Assessing the Effects of Opening Positions in Facade on Thermal Comfort :
A case study of the UAP Architecture Building Extension.

Thermal Comfort The study investigates-


Thermal Comfort
Level - Level - in influencing
By Blocking By Allowing Thermal Comfort
Solar Radiation Cross Ventilation which is more
dominant.

-Wind Flow -Solar Penetration -Solar Radiation


Also Blocked Also Allowed
-Wind Flow
Assessing the Effects of Opening Positions in Facade on Thermal Comfort : INTRODUCTION
A case study of the UAP Architecture Building Extension.

Thermal Comfort: Thermal comfort is a condition of mind


that expresses satisfaction with the thermal environment. A
definition most people can agree on, but also a definition that
is not easily converted into physical parameter (Olesen, 2000)

Comfort Variable: There are 3 (three) sets of variables that affect Thermal Comfort. (Szokolay 2004)

Environmental Variable Personal Variable Contributing Factors.

Air Temperature, Activities

Relative Humidity, Clothing Resistance,

Air Velocity

Mean Radiant Temperature.


Assessing the Effects of Opening Positions in Facade on Thermal Comfort : METHODOLOGY
A case study of the UAP Architecture Building Extension.

CET for Bangladesh

PMV scale
Assessing the Effects of Opening Positions in Facade on Thermal Comfort : STUDY AREA
A case study of the UAP Architecture Building Extension.

Location of Building

Location of Rooms
Building Floor Plans
Assessing the Effects of Opening Positions in Facade on Thermal Comfort : COLLECTED DATA
A case study of the UAP Architecture Building Extension.

Anemometer and data collected

CET and comfort scale


Assessing the Effects of Opening Positions in Facade on Thermal Comfort : DATA EVALUATION
A case study of the UAP Architecture Building Extension.

outdoor air temperature -------not changing


indoor temperature --------- is changing
The RH is constant
The wind velocity is different in each room.

the WBT and the DBT are measured


The CET is derived.
Using the CET chart the comfort level of the
prevailing wind flow is predicted.

The user feedback was gathered


through simple questionnaire survey,

The survey will determine


the PMV equivalent.

The predicted comfort feed back are


then compared with the feedback
from the user
Assessing the Effects of Opening Positions in Facade on Thermal Comfort : ANALYSIS
A case study of the UAP Architecture Building Extension.
Assessing the Effects of Opening Positions in Facade on Thermal Comfort : FINDING
A case study of the UAP Architecture Building Extension.

This study reveals that the effect of opening position


on the thermal comfort of a building.

It can be seen that because of air circulation in


an area it gives a sense of comfort where the RH
and the temperature is higher than accepted
comfort temperature.

Rooms that has greater indoor air change rate


and velocity feels most comfortable than a room
with less cross ventilation but with lower
temperature.

In this regard it can be concluded that The position


of opening which effects ventilation plays an
important role than measures taken to lower
heat gain for the thermal comfort of any building.