Measurement survey on thermal and acoustic environment in natural ventilating office building

Gaku Tateyama*, Masanari Ukai, Hiroshi Muramatsu, Tatsuo Nobe

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The authors investigated an office building in Japan incorporating energy-saving features and environmental technology. The building is medium-sized and incorporates two air-conditioning systems: a natural ventilation system and radiation air-conditioning system. The temperature environment of the building and its psychological effects on office workers were surveyed using a questionnaire. The measurements of the natural ventilation system were made in 2016. The natural ventilation system of this building reduces the indoor temperature by first opening the window. The ceiling uses the heat storage capacity of concrete to retain a low temperature in the room during the night. Air flows through the room with the natural ventilation system. Further, various problems occur because of noise, and the building has a constantly fluctuating environment. However, according to the results, even in such a natural ventilation system in which the indoor environment changes, office workers are able to conduct business without much dissatisfaction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHealthy Buildings Europe 2017
PublisherInternational Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate
ISBN (Print)9788379472604
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
EventHealthy Buildings Europe 2017, HB 2017 - Lublin, Poland
Duration: 2017 Jul 22017 Jul 5

Publication series

NameHealthy Buildings Europe 2017


OtherHealthy Buildings Europe 2017, HB 2017


  • Heat Capacity
  • Natural Energy
  • Radiant Air-Conditioning
  • TABS
  • ZEB

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering


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