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Numerical investigations on outdoor thermal comfort for built environment: Case study of a Northwest campus in China
China United Northwest Institute for Engineering Design and Research Co., Ltd, Xi'an, China.
China United Northwest Institute for Engineering Design and Research Co., Ltd, Xi'an, China.
Shaanxi Energy environmental and Building Energy Conservation Engineering Technology Research Center, Xi'an, China.
Shaanxi Energy environmental and Building Energy Conservation Engineering Technology Research Center, Xi'an, China.
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2019 (English)In: Energy Procedia, Elsevier Ltd , 2019, Vol. 158, p. 6557-6563Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Outdoor thermal comfort has been receiving more and more attentions due to the increased demand of outdoor activities during last decades. People require good thermal comfort when they are exposed to the outdoor thermal environment. However, the natural environment is severely suffering from the pollution of air, water as well as the extremely hot weather. Therefore, construction of ecological living environment is of great importance. To evaluate and improve the built environment, a campus area located in Northwest China was selected. Numerical simulations based on the software ENVI-met V4.0 were conducted and the effect of growing plants upon the outdoor thermal comfort was analyzed. Numerical results were compared using different thermal Indexes: Physiological Equivalent Temperature (PET) and Universal Thermal Climate Index (UTCI). Results demonstrated that UTCI gave a lower prediction than that of PET and was more suitable for evaluating the outdoor thermal comfort. Growing trees can significantly reduce the uncomfortable hours during hot summer but the improvement will reach the limitation after growing amount of trees.

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Elsevier Ltd , 2019. Vol. 158, p. 6557-6563
Keywords [en]
ENVI-met simulation, Greening, Outdoor thermal comfort, Universal thermal climate index (UTCI), Forestry, Water pollution, Climate index, ENVI-met, Natural environments, Numerical investigations, Outdoor thermal environment, Physiological equivalent temperatures, Thermal comfort
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Energy Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-43190DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2019.01.077ISI: 000471031706141Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85063873031OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-43190DiVA, id: diva2:1306920
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10th International Conference on Applied Energy, ICAE 2018, 22 August 2018 through 25 August 2018
Available from: 2019-04-25 Created: 2019-04-25 Last updated: 2019-07-11Bibliographically approved

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