A field survey on thermal comfort in Algeria has never been previously attempted, and for this reason the present study was conducted. The present paper will present a field study of thermal comfort in Algeria. A thermal comfort survey has been held among 160 persons in 4 towns of Algeria representing three different climatic regions. The survey has been carried out in two different types of buildings: Domestic buildings and Office buildings. Subjective data were collected from 160 people by the use of questionnaires. The survey has been held in two different times of the year; during the hottest months and during the coldest months. There were no criteria in choosing the subjects, we randomly chosen the subjects except in some office buildings in a certain town where we had to rely on our connections for security reasons. The main aim of this project is improving indoor air temperatures in habitations and office buildings and to establish new thermal standards for habitation and office buildings via the votes of the selected subjects. Some preliminary analysis of the data is presented.
Thermal comfort in Algeria - Preliminary results of a field study
23rd AIVC and EPIC 2002 Conference (in conjunction with 3rd European Conference on Energy Performance and Indoor Climate in Buildings) "Energy efficient and healthy buildings in sustainable cities", Lyon, France, 23-26 October 2002