A New Concept for Air-Conditioning in Japan: An All-Air Supplied Induction Radiant Air-Conditioning System and Cool Room
In recent years, all-air supplied induction radiant and laminar flow air-conditioning systems have been developed in Japan and are increasingly adopted. This chapter provides an overview of these air-conditioning systems, their performance in terms of energy savings as well as the results of subjective experiments regarding thermal comfort. Furthermore, the concept of a ‘cool room’ is explained as a way to improving thermal comfort when passing from the exterior to the interior of a building in the summer months. The results of subjective experiments on the effect of such a cool room are discussed as well as guidelines for their design.
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