Next Article in Journal
Variable Speed Control of Wind Turbines Based on the Quasi-Continuous High-Order Sliding Mode Method
Previous Article in Journal
Multi-Objective Analysis of a CHP Plant Integrated Microgrid in Pakistan
Article Menu
Issue 10 (October) cover image

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Energies 2017, 10(10), 1634; doi:10.3390/en10101634

Evaluation Model of Specific Indoor Environment Overall Comfort Based on Effective-Function Method

1
School of Environmental and Municipal Engineering, Qingdao University of Technology, Qingdao 266033, China
2
School of Architectural Engineering, Qingdao Agricultural University, Qingdao 266109, China
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 20 September 2017 / Revised: 13 October 2017 / Accepted: 14 October 2017 / Published: 17 October 2017
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [4061 KB, uploaded 18 October 2017]   |  

Abstract

The indoor overall environmental comfort of part limited spaces is studied in this paper. The operative temperature, illumination, and noise intensity are used as objective parameters in order to evaluate the thermal, luminous, and acoustic environment. The thermal, luminous, and acoustic environment are investigated by using the subjective questionnaire in this experiment, and the function relation of the single physical parameter is established. Then, using the effective-function comprehensive evaluation carries on non-dimensional, weighting, and penalty substitution synthesis for the evaluation index of thermal, luminous, and acoustic environment, and establishes the evaluation model of the indoor overall environment. According to the experimental results and evaluation analysis, it is considered that the noise intensity and operative temperature have great influence on the indoor environment overall comfort and the illumination has less effect. Referring to the ISO7730 standard and combining it with the situation of our country, the indoor overall environment is divided into the zone of comfort. The predicted overall comfort vote (POCV), which is greater than or equal to −0.5 is the high comfort zone I. The area of −0.5 > POCV ≥ −1.0 is designated as low comfort zone II. It provides a certain basis for the evaluation of indoor overall environmental comfort. View Full-Text
Keywords: thermal environment; luminous environment; acoustic environment; effective-function comprehensive evaluation; predicted overall comfort vote (POCV) thermal environment; luminous environment; acoustic environment; effective-function comprehensive evaluation; predicted overall comfort vote (POCV)
Figures

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Guo, T.; Hu, S.; Liu, G. Evaluation Model of Specific Indoor Environment Overall Comfort Based on Effective-Function Method. Energies 2017, 10, 1634.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Energies EISSN 1996-1073 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top