Publisher : Korean Society of Environmental Health
DOI : 10.5668/JEHS.2015.41.6.389
Title & Authors
Assessment of Thermal Comfort in a General Hospital in Winter Using Predicted Mean Vote (PMV) Lee, Boram; Kim, Jeonghoon; Kim, KyooSang; Kim, Hyejin; Lee, Kiyoung;
Objectives: A hospital is a complex building that serves many different purposes. It has a major impact on patient`s well-being as well as on the work efficiency of the hospital staff. Thermal comfort is one of the major factors in indoor comfort. The purpose of this study was to determine thermal comfort in various locations in a hospital. Methods: Various indoor environmental conditions in a general hospital were measured in February 2014. The predicted mean vote (PMV) and carbon dioxide () concentration were measured simultaneously in the lobby, office, restaurant, and ward. Results: The ward was the most thermally comfortable location (PMV
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