Cooling efficiency: a correlational study on power consumption and thermal comfort in De La Salle University-Dasmarinas.

Dela Cruz, Je Johari and Umali, Aron Dave (2013) Cooling efficiency: a correlational study on power consumption and thermal comfort in De La Salle University-Dasmarinas. Undergraduate thesis, De La Salle University-Dasmarinas.

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Abstract

This study aimed to determine the most cost efficient cooling configuration for classrooms that provides relatively significant comfort level to its occupants. This is accomplished by finding out the significant relationship between the power consumption of the two air conditioning units (2A) and one air conditioning unit + 3 ceiling fans ((IA3F) configurations, with the thermal comfort level of the occupants from 16○C to 23○C. The participants in the study were 240 students enrolled for the summer term of the Academic Year 2012-1013. Thermal comfort level of the participants was measured through the use of questionnaire while the power consumption of air conditioning units was messured with the use of a watt-hor meter. Both indoor and outdoor air temperature, relative humidity, and dew point were messured as well with the use of additional tools. Results showed that the current thermostat setting of the air conditioning uits has a power consumption of 4.228KWh (approx. PhP41.27 per hour per classroom. Results also showed that here is no significant relationship between the power consumption of @A configuration and thermal comfort level of the students there is a significant relationship between 1A3F configuration and thermal comfort level.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: ApM 024 2013
Keywords: Power Consumption.
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Q Science > QC Physics
Users: College of Science and Computer Studies > Mathematics
Depositing User: Ms. Bibiana Alcantara
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2016 09:37
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2016 09:37
URI: http://thesis.dlsud.edu.ph/id/eprint/1018

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