An Analytical Study on Indoor Thermal Comfort Performance According to the Automatic Control of Internal-External Blind

  • Lee, Do-Hyung (Dept. of Architecture, Hanbat National University) ;
  • Kim, Tae-Woo (Dept. of Architecture, Hanbat National University) ;
  • Yoon, Jong-Ho (Dept. of Architecture, Hanbat National University)
  • Received : 2014.05.07
  • Accepted : 2014.06.05
  • Published : 2014.06.30


The purpose of this study is to analyse PMV (Predicted Mean Vote) and PPD (Predicted Percentage of dissatisfied) by automatic control of slat-type vertical blind. EnergyPlus, a building energy analysis software has been used for this study. The energy model is calibrated in Energy Plus using measured zone temperature and glass surface temperature data for one day and thermal comfort performance inside the building analysis was carried out. The calibrated data has the MBE of 4% and Cv(RMSE) of 10%. The result was that, for better zone thermal comfort, installation of blind on the outside is more appropriate than inside or no blind case. Additionally, different glazing types were compared and it was found that Triple Low-e glass is the most favorable.


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