2012 年 20 巻 4 号 p. 61-67
It′s extremely hot every summer nationwide or sometimes worldwide, and air conditioning equipment remains essential in our daily life. On the other hand, there is a demand in society for environmental conscious product. This means the use of eco-friendly or green system has been encouraging. In order to achieve a good balance between human health and energy efficiency, a design concept considering the human feeling temperature is drawing attention. Since whole human thermal feeling (thermal sensation) can be judged by whole body human energy balance, the present paper focused on the relationship among regional thermal sensation, regional cooling load, and whole body thermal sensation for expanding and being accurate the thermal comfort study. Consequently, the authors found that cooling sensitivity varied at different body region, regional thermal sensation could be predicted by regional cooling load, and high in thermal sensitivity region effected whole body thermal sensation.