Determination of Thermal Comfort Conditions of An Educational Building in Temperate - Humid Climate

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Zoroğlu F., Hasmaden F., Atmaca A. B., Zorer Gedik G.

Modular Journal, vol.2, no.2, pp.46-57, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Journal Name: Modular Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Other Indexes
  • Page Numbers: pp.46-57
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The acceptable thermal comfort of the educational buildings will increase the efficiency of the occupants. In the scope of the study, three classrooms in different facades, sizes and heights were determined in a faculty building, in order to check the suitability of thermal comfort conditions of educational buildings. Measurements and surveys were carried out in the determined classrooms during a day in heating period. The human is one of the important parameters that affects thermal comfort conditions. The temperature of the indoor environment varies according to the number of people in the environment because they generate heat depending on metabolic rate. Therefore, the field measurements were conducted occupied and unoccupied classrooms. Classrooms when unoccupied were more comfortable than occupied according to measurement results. It is determined that the occupants are not satisfied with the thermal situation, but in general the environment allows the lesson to be understood and focused. In order to ensure thermal comfort, design parameters such as; the building layout, orientation, building form, internal planning and optical - thermophysical properties of building envelope should be determined properly. In addition, indoor air conditioning should be done according to occupant density and these design parameters.