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Climate, Volume 8, Issue 1 (January 2020) – 17 articles
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Cover Story (view full-size image) In recent years, “green curtains” have become one of the most prevalent thermal mitigation methods [...] Read more. In recent years, “green curtains” have become one of the most prevalent thermal mitigation methods in Japan. They can be considered as green infrastructure for achieving thermal comfort and reducing energy use. To examine the thermal mitigation effect of the green curtain for practical applicability in the condominium, indoor and balcony temperatures for 48 days in households were both analyzed. The balcony globe temperature of the households with green curtains was 0.6 °C lower than that of the households without green curtains during air-conditioner usage. Furthermore, the air-conditioner usage time of the households with green curtains was 40% less than that of the households without green curtains. The results showed that green curtains are effective for achieving both thermal mitigation and energy saving in a condominium.View this paper.