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Thermal Comfort Studies in Naturally Ventilated Buildings in Jakarta, Indonesia

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School of Architecture, Tanri Abeng University (TAU), Jakarta 12250, Indonesia
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School of Architecture, Mercu Buana University (UMB), Jakarta 11650, Indonesia
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Buildings 2015, 5(3), 917-932; https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings5030917
Received: 15 June 2015 / Revised: 11 July 2015 / Accepted: 11 July 2015 / Published: 14 August 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable Buildings: Design for Comfort and Users)
Many thermal comfort studies have been conducted in offices, classrooms and dwellings, but few in public buildings such as cathedrals, museums and markets. A recent thermal comfort study has been conducted in three naturally ventilated (NV) buildings, a cathedral, a museum and a market, in Jakarta, between March and April 2014. There is a curiosity as to whether people doing slightly different activities with slightly different clothing insulation values, in different building types, might have different comfort temperatures. Approximately the same number of subjects (respondents) participated in the study of each building. Using the same monitoring equipment, results of this study show that subjects’ comfort temperatures were found to be similar in all of the buildings; however, it was found that the spread of the subjects’ comfort range in the three buildings was significantly different. View Full-Text
Keywords: adaptation; air conditioning (AC); air temperature; clothing insulation; metabolic rate; comfort range; comfort temperature; Indonesia; naturally ventilated building adaptation; air conditioning (AC); air temperature; clothing insulation; metabolic rate; comfort range; comfort temperature; Indonesia; naturally ventilated building
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Karyono, T.H.; Sri, E.; Sulistiawan, J.G.; Triswanti, Y. Thermal Comfort Studies in Naturally Ventilated Buildings in Jakarta, Indonesia. Buildings 2015, 5, 917-932. https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings5030917

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Karyono TH, Sri E, Sulistiawan JG, Triswanti Y. Thermal Comfort Studies in Naturally Ventilated Buildings in Jakarta, Indonesia. Buildings. 2015; 5(3):917-932. https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings5030917

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Karyono, Tri H.; Sri, Elita; Sulistiawan, Jevi G.; Triswanti, Yenny. 2015. "Thermal Comfort Studies in Naturally Ventilated Buildings in Jakarta, Indonesia" Buildings 5, no. 3: 917-932. https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings5030917

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