Effect of air supply temperature on the performance of displacement ventilation (Part I) - Thermal comfort

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-115
Journal / PublicationIndoor and Built Environment
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2005


The effect of the air supply temperature on the performance of a displacement ventilation (DV) system has been investigated. The study looks into the case of a typical office building in Hong Kong, under local thermal environment and airflow conditions. These are characterised by the high cooling load density, which commonly occurs in Hong Kong. The lower supply temperatures were found to result in higher draft effects, yet increasing temperatures leads to an increase in the predicted percentage of dissatisfied people (PPD). The DV system was found to provide acceptable thermal comfort at certain air supply temperatures. The levels of PPD could be marginal should the parameters of the system not be optimised. © 2005 Sage Publications.

Research Area(s)

  • Air supply temperature, Air velocity, Displacement ventilation, Percentage of dissatisfied people (PD), Predicted percentage of dissatisfied people (PPD), Thermal comfort