The globe thermometer in comfort and environmental studies in buildings

  • Pablo Aparicio Universidad de Sevilla (Spain). Organization Engineering Group, School of Engineering.
  • José Manuel Salmerón Universidad de Sevilla (Spain), Grupo de Termotecnia, Escuela Superior de Ingenieros,
  • Álvaro Ruiz Universidad de Cádiz (Spain). Escuela Superior de Ingeniería. Departamento de Máquinas y Motores Térmicos.
  • Francisco José Sánchez Universidad de Cádiz (Spain). Escuela Superior de Ingeniería. Departamento de Máquinas y Motores Térmicos.
  • Luisa Brotas London Metropolitan University (UK). Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design.
Keywords: Globe temperature, thermometer, mean radiant temperature, open hardware, sensor

Abstract

The reasons for the inferior performance of many existing buildings and associated energy systems are diverse, but an important part-cause is
insufficient attention to the influence of occupant behaviour. In smart buildings it is necessary to allow for the integration of human behaviour in the
HVAC system. In addition, many researchers are limited in their investigation by not having low cost tools that can provide information for their studies.
This article is a review of the present state of art about the globe thermometer. It describes how to build your own globe temperature sensor and
describes experiments that illustrate the feasibility of using a black globe thermometer with 40 mm diameter.

Published
2020-04-30