Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, CARPE Conference 2019: Horizon Europe and beyond

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Monitoring and evaluation of thermal comfort in urban areas: application to Valencia city
David Alfonso-Solar, Paula Bastida-Molina, Lina Montuori, Carlos Vargas-Salgado

Last modified: 11-09-2019


In this paper, it is presented preliminary results of a methodology for thermal comfort monitoring and evaluation in urban areas based on local metering of ambient conditions and Rayman model application. In the framework of GROWGREEN European project it was installed six monitoring stations for data acquisition of air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, solar radiation and black globe temperature. Data of first 5 months of monitoring and modelling of one location with Rayman model to calculate  PET (physiological equivalent temperature) is presented. Based on PET it was calculated the percentage of hours with thermal comfort per month, and it was made a comparison between PET and black globe temperature (GT) in order to evaluate the suitability of GT as a single, low cost and robust indicator of thermal comfort in urban areas.


thermal comfort; monitoring; Rayman model;black globe temperature

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