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Title: THERMAL COMFORT IN THE CURRENT STATE OF AIR CONDITIONING AT THE NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE
Authors: A M M ADEEB
Keywords: Environmental Management
Master (Environmental Management)
MEM
Study Report (MEM)
Chandra Sekhar
2008/2009 EnvM
Issue Date: 26-Mar-2015
Citation: A M M ADEEB (2015-03-26). THERMAL COMFORT IN THE CURRENT STATE OF AIR CONDITIONING AT THE NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The use of air conditioning is an energy intensive and expensive process, using a large amount of electricity and physical resources like air handling unit (AHU) infrastructure and related air conditioning equipment. It also contributes significantly to warming of surrounding environments and overall global warming. Thermal comfort is an important consideration in air-conditioned environments. In the National University of Singapore (NUS) there is widespread use of air conditioning in classrooms, staff offices, libraries and other areas. So having good control over the air conditioning system and providing the correct amount of cooling is important to save both physical and financial resources and lower the environmental impact. This study was designed to find out how comfortable people were feeling under the present state of air conditioning in the NUS campus, in view of a general feeling among many students and staff that it might be too cold (or too warm in some places). Seven offices from across the campus were chosen for a thermal comfort survey and temperature, air velocity and relative humidity readings were also taken from those offices. The results were analyzed to get an idea of the thermal comfort level of the respondents. The results were mixed, showing both warm and cold discomfort at places, but were clearly in a direction that suggested that the majority of the people were not at their optimal comfort levels with the air conditioning.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/221867
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