Contribution of the species Pilea microphylia in the thermal comfort of a house [Contribución de la especie Pilea microphylia en el confort térmico de una casa]

Kevin Campos Poma, Jhonny Valverde Flores

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The research presents the influence of the species Pilea microphylia on the thermal comfort of a house. The dimensions of the test were 2.8 m x 3.8 m x 2.5 m. The measurements were made in two rooms, a room with a roof covered by species Pilea microphylia and another room with a roof no covered. The experimentation was carried out during the months of October and November of 2018. The results show that the room with roof covered with the Pilea microphylia plant improved the thermal comfort of the room in week 5 (temperature of 20.07 °C and relative humidity 75.75%) than with the room with uncovered roof (temperature of 24.94 °C and relative humidity 82.90%). Therefore, it is concluded that the species Pilea microphylia improves the thermal comfort of the room with a temperature variation of 4.87 °C and an attenuation of the relative humidity in 7.15%.


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Pilea microphylia, thermal comfort, covered roof, no covered roof

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