T. Chikamoto, N. Hashimoto
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29th AIVC Conference " Advanced building ventilation and environmental technology for addressing climate change issues", Kyoto, Japan, 14-16 October 2008

This paper shows the experimental evaluation of thermal comfort of people moving from outdoors to indoors in summer. It also shows a building example which makes positive use of environmental changes to improve thermal comfort in the destination, with evaluation by field experiments in summer. A performing arts center based on a Grand Hall was analyzed in this study. The visitors pass thorough several spaces as they move from the outdoor environment to the Grand Hall, and they experience several different indoor environments. In this study, effectiveness of human thermal comfort during movement from outdoors to indoors and optimization of airconditioning control were investigated by field experiments. It shows the effect of energy saving and improvement of thermal comfort achieved by this HVAC (Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning) control system.