Occupant Satisfaction in 60 Radiant and All-air Building

Radiant heating and cooling systems have the potential to save energy and are widely used in zero net energy buildings. Their positive and negative impacts on indoor environmental quality and, in particular, thermal comfort compared to all-air systems are still debated in the literature. This paper presents indoor environmental quality survey results from 3,892 respondents in 60 office buildings located in North America. 34 (2,247 respondents) of these buildings utilized all-air systems and 26 (1,645 respondents) utilized radiant systems as primary conditioning system. Our results indicate that radiant and all-air buildings have equal indoor environmental quality, including acoustic performance, with a tendency towards improved temperature satisfaction in radiant buildings.


Editor(s):
Ng, Edward
Fong, Square
Ren, Chao
Published in:
Proceedings of the 34th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, 2, 843-848
Presented at:
PLEA 2018: Smart and Healthy Within the Two-Degree Limit, Hong Kong, China, December 10-12, 2018
Year:
Dec 12 2018
Publisher:
Hong Kong
ISBN:
978-962-8272-36-5
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