Abstract—Water bodies play a significant role in its
surrounding thermal environment. Thermal comfort in
university spaces is critical that affects the students’ health and
performance as well as the staffs. This study investigated
thermal environment and comfort near lakeside and
non-lakeside tropical university spaces. Standard Effective
Temperature (SET*) have been calculated using recorded air
temperature, relative humidity, globe temperature, air velocity,
clothing insulation and metabolic rate to evaluate the thermal
comfort in outdoor and indoor spaces. The effects of weather
parameters have been clearly visible on the comfort index. The
calculated SET* values indicate that the outdoor thermal
comfort near a lake is much closer to the standard comfort zone
than non-lakeside outdoor space. In the case of indoor thermal
comfort, however, slightly a different scenario has been
observed. To achieve the desirable indoor thermal environment,
some design considerations are recommended based on
Index Terms—Thermal environment, thermal comfort, standard effective temperature (SET*), water body.
The author are with the Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Saga University, Japan, on leave from the Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh (e-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Cite: Farhadur Reza, Shoichi Kojima, and Wataru Ando, "Analyzing the Effect of Water Body on the Thermal Environment and Comfort at Indoor and Outdoor Spaces in Tropical University Campus," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 12, no. 10, pp. 282-288, 2021.Copyright © 2021 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).