Evaluation of reduction effect on thermal load to the atmosphere by woody facing building

Shinichi Shoho, Yoshiteru Kobuchi, Atsumasa Yoshida, Shinichi Kinoshita

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In this research, it is proposed that atmospheric heat load is mitigated by using heat treated wood material for exterior coating of buildings. The heat budgets of wood deck and wall panel, which are actually constructed on horizontal rooftop and vertical wall, were evaluated. Numerical evaluations for heat budget on horizontal surfaces with and without wood deck in the case of same solar reflectance are performed. As are result, surface temperature and environmental thermal load in daytime on wood surface tends to be large, and the heat storage of building in daytime is suppressed and the heat discharge in night is reduced.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-176
Number of pages4
JournalAIJ Journal of Technology and Design
Issue number44
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Feb
Externally publishedYes


  • Atmospheric heat load
  • Heat treated wood
  • Wood deck
  • Woody exterior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction


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