The thermal comfort, the indoor environment control, and the energy consumption in three types of operating rooms

M.D.A. Melhado, P.O. Beyer, J.L.M. Hensen, L.F.G. Siqueira

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Abstract

This research investigated the influence of three layouts of operating rooms on the indoor environment control, on thermal comfort and on energy consumption. It was used the EnergyPlus software. The parameters of the environment were described in accordance with standards. The three layouts had controlled the temperature and relative humidity. The patient presented extreme discomfort. The anesthesiologist presented much discomfort and in some cases discomfort. Other people remained in comfort or a little discomfort. The layout combining two hallways and an operation room indicated the best thermal sensation for the people, and the lowest energy consumption.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBuilding Performance Simulation: a better support for the practice of today and tomorrow?, Proceedings IBPSA-NVL Conference 20 October 2005
Place of PublicationMontreal
PublisherInternational Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA)
Pages747-754
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event9th International IBPSA Building Simulation Conference (BS 2005), August 15-18 2005, Montréal, Canada - Montréal, Canada
Duration: 15 Aug 200518 Aug 2005

Conference

Conference9th International IBPSA Building Simulation Conference (BS 2005), August 15-18 2005, Montréal, Canada
Abbreviated titleBS 2005
CountryCanada
CityMontréal
Period15/08/0518/08/05

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