UCL Discovery
UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

Thermal comfort range and influence factor of urban pedestrian streets in severe cold regions

Jin, H; Liu, S; Kang, J; (2019) Thermal comfort range and influence factor of urban pedestrian streets in severe cold regions. Energy and Buildings , 198 pp. 197-206. 10.1016/j.enbuild.2019.05.054. Green open access

[img]
Preview
Text
Kang_Thermal comfort range and influence factor of urban pedestrian streets in severe cold regions_AAM.pdf - Accepted version

Download (1MB) | Preview

Abstract

This study investigated thermal comfort on two urban pedestrian streets in Harbin, which is an extremely cold region with significant temperature variability, through an on-site survey to determine the thermal comfort range and influence factor. The results show that the ‘acceptable’ votes above 80% in Harbin are in the range of −3.8–23.0 °C universal thermal climate index (UTCI). The neutral temperatures in transition and hot seasons are 21.4 °C and 21.8 °C UTCI, respectively, and participants are more sensitive to the thermal environment during the hot season. The thermal sensation vote values of the preferred temperatures in transition and hot seasons are 0.48 and 0.65, respectively. This indicates that people expect a ‘neutral ∼ slightly warm’ thermal sensation. The modified UTCI range in Harbin is wider compared to those in Tianjin and the Mediterranean, whereas the UTCI for extreme cold stress reaches −30.2 °C. Thermal adaptation and demographic factors also have a significant impact on thermal comfort. Working people always feel colder than walking people, and in the cold season, people who have lived in Harbin longer feel more comfortable. Males feel more comfortable than females, whereas older people are more adaptable to extreme weather conditions.

Type: Article
Title: Thermal comfort range and influence factor of urban pedestrian streets in severe cold regions
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2019.05.054
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2019.05.054
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Thermal Comfort, Pedestrian Street, Severe Cold Region, Thermal Adaptation
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/10076909
Downloads since deposit
24Downloads
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item