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dc.contributor.advisorLeon Glicksman.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRich, Rebecca E. (Rebecca Eileen)en_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-01T19:46:45Z
dc.date.available2011-11-01T19:46:45Z
dc.date.copyright2011en_US
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/66803
dc.descriptionThesis (M. Eng.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2011.en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 93).en_US
dc.description.abstractCoolVent, a software design tool for architects, has been improved. The work of Maria- Alejandra Menchaca-B. and colleagues has been improved to include a more robust and intuitive building and window dimensioning scheme, feedback on the validity of user inputs and thermal comfort modeling (custom, ASHRAE and adaptive). These results now allow the architect to understand how their design choices have not only affected the temperature and airflow in each of the zones of their building design but also how their design choices have affected the overall comfort throughout the zones of their building. From this, architect's can now easily understand whether their building design can be successful as a naturally ventilated building and if not, they can use the provided interface to gain insight into how their design can be modified to make their building more sustainable. A user study has been conducted to test the effectiveness of the tool.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Rebecca E. Rich.en_US
dc.format.extent93 p.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectElectrical Engineering and Computer Science.en_US
dc.titleExpansion and user study of CoolVent : inclusion of thermal comfort models in an early-design natural ventilation toolen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM.Eng.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc757142704en_US


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