Sustainability in Energy and Buildings: Research Advances ISSN 2054-3743

Publisher Future Technology Press
Vol. 3 Sustainability in Energy and Buildings 2014 - Short Papers
Article TitleExperimental Study on Thermal Comfort Conditions in Existing Public Primary Schools Buildings in Upper Egypt
Primary AuthorAhmed Saleem, Egypt- Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST) (Egypt)
Other Author(s) Ali Abel-Rahman; Ahmed Hamza Ali; Shinichi Ookawara
Pages 58 - 63
Article ID seb14s-022
Publication Date 04-Jan-16
AbstractThe present study is an attempt to primarily examine thermal performance of pub-lic primary school in Assiut city, Upper Egypt (hot arid climate) targeting to iden-tify how much time pupils achieve thermal comfort conditions in their classrooms. In order to achieve this aim the current status of a typical public primary school is investigated through field measurements in terms of thermal comfort indices. These thermal comfort indices are the Predicted Mean Vote (PMV) and Predicted Percentage of Dissatisfied people (PPD). The results show that for the recent school building design there are strong relation between indoor comfort condi-tions and outdoor temperature. In addition to the average measured values of both the PMV and PPD inside the classrooms were 1.17 and 38.86%; respectively. Clearly, these results indicate that a higher level of thermal discomfort is existing within the primary public school classrooms as the pupils spent more than 36.5% of their time inside the classrooms under thermal stress conditions.
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