Humphreys, M.A.; Rijal, H.B.; Nicol, J.F.; Tuohy, P.
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29th AIVC Conference " Advanced building ventilation and environmental technology for addressing climate change issues", Kyoto, Japan, 14-16 October 2008

People who become too warm or too cool willadjust their clothing or reset building controls(windows, blinds, fans, thermostats) with theainz of restoring comfort or reducingdiscomfort, if they are free to do so. However,the trigger-temperatures for warm and colddiscomfort depend on (among other things)the clothing and the ,fan setting. The trigger temperaturesdiffer from person to person andfrom time to time. If several controls areavailable, people will first use those that areuser-friendly, effective and withoutundesirable consequences. These variousconsiderations are built into a ,flexible modelof behaviour that is capable of wideapplication.