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Analysis of Thermal Environment of Open Community Streets in Winter in Northern China

Jin, Y; Kang, J; Jin, H; Zhao, J; (2017) Analysis of Thermal Environment of Open Community Streets in Winter in Northern China. Energy Procedia , 134 pp. 423-431. 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.09.595. Green open access

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Abstract

The long winter time and the harsh outdoor environment cause many inconveniences of the outdoor activities to urban residents in severe cold areas. Therefore, it is urgent to study and improve the thermal environment in urban residential streets. This paper focuses on winter thermal environment of streets in open communities of northern China, by carrying out field measurements according to the characteristics of cold climate and urban residential areas. The results show that the aspect ratios of streets can directly affect their thermal environment. With the aspect ratio increases, the air temperature decreases and the wind speed increases. At the same time, facade openings can make the average globe temperature significantly increased in the streets. This paper provides basic data for the further study of thermal environment in urban streets and the optimization design of street spaces.

Type: Article
Title: Analysis of Thermal Environment of Open Community Streets in Winter in Northern China
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.09.595
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2017.09.595
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. Made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).
Keywords: northern china, open community, streets, thermal environment, winter
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School Env, Energy and Resources
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10043933
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