Investigation into the Adaption Thermal Comfort in the Office Prefab House of Building Site in Guangzhou

  • Chuhao Fu
  • Zhimin ZhengEmail author
  • Zhaosong Fang
  • Zhaoliang Ji
Conference paper
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)


In order to study the thermal environment of office prefab house in summer, the field survey investigation, including thermal parameters and questionnaire survey, was carried out in prefab houses of five building site in Guangzhou. And 749 valid questionnaires were obtained. The results showed that the indoor temperature and relative humidity are both high in most of the time, it had a strong correlation with the outdoor environment changes and the value difference is little. In addition, the upper limit of the measured acceptable temperature is 29.27 °C, the comfort temperature zone is 24.99–28.17 °C, the neutral temperature is 26.44 °C, and the preferred temperature is 25.8. Only 64% of the samples are in the range of comfort temperature, which indicates that the indoor thermal environment needs to be improved. There is obvious difference between the Predicted Mean Vote (PMV) and Mean Thermal Sensation Vote (MTSV). Therefore, the PMV model is needed to modify to improve correction for evaluation of the special thermal environment in prefab house.


Prefab house Thermal comfort Thermal environment Building sit 



This work is supported by the Opening Funds of State Key Laboratory of Building Safety and Built Environment and National Engineering Research Center of Building Technology, No. BSBE2018-03.

Ethical approval All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards. All data in this study was collected anonymously. The committee members are Xue Li, Huiwang Peng, Zhimin Zheng, and Zhaoliang Ji.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringGuangzhou UniversityGuangzhouChina

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