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dc.contributor.authorPokhrel, Men_NZ
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Ten_NZ
dc.contributor.authorCurrie, Jen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorLie, Ten_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-18T22:11:14Z
dc.date.available2018-12-18T22:11:14Z
dc.date.copyright2016-11-28en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationProceedings of the Asia Pacific Solar Research Conference 2016, Publisher: Australian PV Institute, Editors: R. Egan and R. Passey, Dec 2016, ISBN: 978-0- 6480414-0-5
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/12120
dc.description.abstractIn New Zealand’s (NZ) mild climatic conditions most residential houses are ventilated naturally, mainly by opening windows. Previous studies have found that an overwhelming proportion of housing stock performs poorly from both a thermal and health perspective and hence there is a need to better understand this. Now, analytically evaluating the thermal comfort characteristics of residential houses subject to natural ventilation is particularly challenging, as the solution is not explicit. Determining a solution requires the heat and mass transfer assessment to be driven by complex and non-linear phenomena associated with the natural ventilation driving forces of the wind and thermal buoyancy, along with other factors such as climate, building envelope and geometry as well as the occupants. As such, this work utilises dynamic simulations to examine the variation of thermal comfort, in terms of the Predicted Mean Vote (PMV), of a model house equivalent to a size of a typical room under NZ climatic condition and for various operating conditions. To achieve this, it examines the PMV of the room with open and shut windows positions and different airtightness values utilizing coupled thermal and airflow simulations. The results show that there is significant scope for regulating the thermal behaviour and PMV of relatively air-tight natural ventilated residential houses in mild climatic conditions.en_NZ
dc.publisherAustralian PV Instituteen_NZ
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dc.titleExamining the Thermal Comfort Characteristics of Naturally Ventilated Residential Buildings in New Zealanden_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccessen_NZ
pubs.elements-id219445
aut.relation.conference2016 Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conferenceen_NZ


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