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dc.contributor.authorSu, Bin
dc.contributor.authorJadresin-Milic, Renata
dc.contributor.authorMcPherson, Peter
dc.contributor.authorWu, Lian
dc.description.abstractAuckland has a temperate climate with comfortable warm, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Auckland school building thermal design not only focuses on winter indoor thermal comfort but also indoor health condition related to high relative humidity. A conventional Auckland school has a number of low-rise, isolated buildings with light weight envelopes. In over 90% of Auckland schools, each isolated building only has one to four classrooms. For these types of school buildings with a big ratio of building surface to volume, the thermal performance of building envelope becomes the most important design factor for indoor thermal and health conditions. Field study data of winter indoor microclimate of three classrooms with different insulation and thermal mass in their building envelopes are used for this study. The study not only compares and evaluates winter indoor thermal condition but also indoor health conditions of classrooms with different R-value and thermal mass in their envelopes. Increasing R-value without thermal mass in building envelope can increase winter indoor thermal conditions but cannot reduce fluctuations of indoor air temperature and relative humidity. Adding thermal mass in building envelope with similar R-value not only can improve indoor thermal condition but also improve indoor health conditions.en_NZ
dc.publisherArchitectural Science Association (ANZAScA)en_NZ
dc.rightsThe copyright in these proceedings belongs to the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA). Copyright of the papers contained in these proceedings remains the property of the authors. Apart from fair dealing for the purpose of private study, research or review, as permitted under the Copyright Act, no part of this book may be reproduced by any process without the prior permission of the publishers and authorsen_NZ
dc.subjectAuckland (N.Z.)en_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectbuilding thermal performanceen_NZ
dc.subjectindoor health conditionen_NZ
dc.subjectindoor thermal comforten_NZ
dc.subjectschool building envelopeen_NZ
dc.subjectschool buildingsen_NZ
dc.titleThermal performance of school building not only impact indoor thermal comforten_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Paper in Published Proceedingsen_NZ
dc.rights.holder© 2020, All rights reserved and published by The Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), Australiaen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120202 Building Science and Techniquesen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationSu, B., Jadresin-Milic, R., McPherson, P., & Wu, L. (2020). Thermal Performance of School Building not only Impact Indoor Thermal Comfort. The 54th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), 25-28 November 2020 (pp. 1193-1202). Retrieved from
unitec.publication.title54th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), 25-28 November 2020en_NZ
unitec.conference.title54th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), 25-28 November 2020en_NZ
unitec.conference.orgArchitectural Science Association (ANZAScA)en_NZ
unitec.conference.locationAuckland, New Zealanden_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.placeMelbourne, Victoria, Australiaen_NZ

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