Sengupta J., Chapman K.S., Keshavarz A.
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Ashrae 2005 Winter meeting, technical and symposium papers, Orlando, February 2005

This paper discusses the development of a methodology to quantify the impact of fenestration systems on human thermal comfort with a representative case study. The methodology is based on the Building Comfort Analysis Program that was developed during ASHRAE research projects 657 and 907.
The presence of fenestration systems adds complexity to the problem of human thermal comfort, in so far as fenestration products have different optical and thermal properties. This paper expands on the existing three-dimensional mathematical model by incorporating a method to read in a user-defined fenestration system. A representative case study is analyzed to illustrate the means of quantifying the results.