Xiong, Y.
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28th AIVC and 2nd Palenc Conference " Building Low Energy Cooling and Ventilation Technologies in the 21st Century", Crete, Greece, 27-29 September 2007

This paper presents the results of a casestudy inLowerNgau Tau Kok Estatein Hongkong, whichtry to find the relationship between exterior environmental comfort and residentsbehaviors, especially for an elder community. Filed thermal parameters measurement, observation and interviewon residentsbehaviorsand some simulation about wind and building shadoware conducted. The results show residentsbehaviors are affected compactly with exterior environmental comfort based on physiological microclimate facts, such as wind velocity, air temperature and shading, and psychological facts including security, desire of communication and self-cognition, perceived control of environment, etc.All theseelements must be considered in terms of housing design for encouraging more people to utilize outdoor space and reduce indoorenergy consumption.