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Case Study of The Relationship between Heat-Resistant Paint and Comfortable Indoor Temperatures
International Journal of Environmental Protection and Policy
Volume 2, Issue 5, September 2014, Pages: 185-189
Received: Sep. 10, 2014; Accepted: Oct. 7, 2014; Published: Oct. 20, 2014
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Authors
Takashi Oda, System Design of Tokyo Metropolitan University, Tokyo, Japan; Nissin Sangyo Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan
Kimihiro Yamanaka, System Design of Tokyo Metropolitan University, Tokyo, Japan
Mitsuyuki Kawakami, Human Sciences of Kanagawa University, Kanagawa, Japan
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Abstract
Higher temperatures can cause health problems such as heat stroke, and the number of cases increases sharply in people over 65 years old. Elderly people have a high risk of heat stroke, not only during the day but also at night, and they also have a reduced sensitivity to heat, so the possibility that countermeasures are taken too late increases. In such cases adverse effects cannot be prevented by measures involving voluntary action, including the provision of air conditioning. For these reasons, heat stroke countermeasures involving methods that do not depend on the sensory functions of the target person are needed. Therefore, we propose a new method for controlling indoor temperatures using heat-resistant paint. In this study, two verification experiments were conducted totest the proposed temperature control method in cargo containers and communal buildings. The effectiveness of the methods was apparent in measurements of temperature and electricity consumption.
Keywords
Heat-Resistant Paint, Temperature Control, Energy Saving
To cite this article
Takashi Oda, Kimihiro Yamanaka, Mitsuyuki Kawakami, Case Study of The Relationship between Heat-Resistant Paint and Comfortable Indoor Temperatures, International Journal of Environmental Protection and Policy. Vol. 2, No. 5, 2014, pp. 185-189. doi: 10.11648/j.ijepp.20140205.17
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