alexa Thermal Comfort Temperature Standards for Cold Regions | OMICS International| Abstract
ISSN: 2576-1463

Innovative Energy & Research
Open Access

Our Group organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations
700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)
  • Research Article   
  • Innovative Energy Policies,

Thermal Comfort Temperature Standards for Cold Regions

S. S. Chandel1* and R. K. Aggarwal2
1Centre for Excellence in Energy and Environment, National Institute of Technology, , Hamirpur 177005, Himachal Pradesh, India
2Department of Environmental Science, Dr Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni (Solan) 173 230, Himachal Pradesh, India
*Corresponding Author : S. S. Chandel, Centre for Excellence in Energy and Environment, National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur 177005, Himachal Pradesh, India, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Jan 28, 2012 / Accepted Date: May 24, 2012 / Published Date: May 29, 2012

Abstract

A new approach to redefine thermal comfort temperature for cold climatic hilly regions is presented. This approach will lead to the reduction of base temperature, number of winter space heating degree-days required and helps in the designing and proper sizing of space heating systems, and thus reducing the initial high costs of solar passive features. The new thermal comfort temperature has been proposed and used in the passive solar design of a Bank building at Shimla (Latitude 31.1 °N, Longitude 77.1 °E and Altitude 2202m (above msl)) the capital of Himachal Pradesh, the Western Himalayan State in India. The monitoring of building shows that a new thermal comfort temperature results in reducing the heating requirement by about 44%, thereby indicating the need to adopt this approach for cold regions.

Keywords: Thermal comfort temperature; Heating demand; Cold regions; Passive solar building

Citation: Chandel SS (2012) Thermal Comfort Temperature Standards for Cold Regions. InnovativeEnergy Policies 2: 106.

Copyright: ©2012 Chandel SS, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Select your language of interest to view the total content in your interested language

Post Your Comment Citation
Share This Article
Recommended Conferences
Article Usage
  • Total views: 13176
  • [From(publication date): 12-2012 - Aug 13, 2020]
  • Breakdown by view type
  • HTML page views: 9314
  • PDF downloads: 3862
Top