Outdoor thermal condition is one of the important factors for people’s exposure time. This article is the results of a field study had been done in the mid winter 2010 – 2011 in Sheffield, UK.
Windsor Conference 2014
This page lists the Proceedings (titles and abstracts) of the 8th Windsor COnference: "Counting the cost of comfort in a changing world" , 10-13 April 2014, in Windsor, UK.
Contains 97 titles and abstracts.
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Outdoor thermal condition and people’s exposure time - A case study of cold climate | 2014 | English
According to an advancement of exergy research in relations to thermal comfort and built environment for the last fifteen years, the availability of “warm” or “cool” radiant exergy emitted by the interior surfaces of building envelope systems is c
This paper presents an ideal and worst case scenario approach for occupancy modelling in early design stages which can be used in building simulation.
Lifecycle Costing of Low Energy Housing Refurbishment: A case study of a 7 year retrofit in Chester Road, London | 2014 | English
The low energy retrofit of the UK existing building stock is an urgent matter after the government’s commitment to reduce carbon emissions by 80% until 2050.
Occupant time period of thermal adaption to change of outdoor air temperature in naturally ventilated buildings | 2014 | English
The present work proposed a method to determine time period of thermal adaption of occupants in naturally ventilated building, based on the relationship between their neutral temperatures and running mean outdoor air temperature.
This lifelong interaction between the cognitive and physical realms has existed overtime.
Thermal comfort study has been conducted in two Jakarta’s private universities, namely Tarumanagara University (Untar) and Mercu Buana University (UMB).
Through history; a large body of research has found a relationship between the IEQ and the recovery of patients in healthcare facilities. IEQ factors include natural ventilation, daylighting, acoustics, materials off gassing, etc...
Mobile Meteorological Survey Station: Applying Measurement Tools on a bike to create the Meteobike | 2014 | English
This paper presents a logistic proposal for the research project related to thermal comfort in Rio de Janeiro’s open spaces.
Exploring the Dynamic Aspect of Natural Air flow on Occupants Thermal Perception and Comfort | 2014 | English
The main purpose of this paper is to review the effect of the dynamic aspect of natural air movement on occupants’ thermal comfort.
The Effect of Climate and Culture on Housing among Low Income Groups in Lagos, Nigeria | 2014 | English
The Low Income Group (L.I.G) in Lagos, Nigeria represents about 70% of the 18million population of the state.
The research presented in this paper was conducted in order to test whether the thermal preferences of occupants in low energy houses are influenced by their environmental values.
Triumph in the Tropics? Surveying the thermal environment of the Queensland house 1905-1926 | 2014 | English
While the desire for thermal control in our homes may today appear natural, its provision in the domestic sphere of early twentieth-century Australia was shaped by debates about regional development, household reform and racial acclimatisation.
Post-occupancy and indoor monitoring surveys to investigate the potential of summertime overheating in UK prefabricated timber houses | 2014 | English
A post-occupancy evaluation was carried out in three prefabricated timber housing developments in the UK to identify the potential of summertime overheating.
Simulating the human-building interaction: Development and validation of an agent-based model of office occupant behaviours | 2014 | English
This paper develops and validates an agent-based model (ABM) of occupant behaviour using data from a one-year field study in a mid-sized, air-conditioned office building.
Environmental Comfort in the Living Heritage of the Chilean Araucanía: The Ruka Lafkenche and the Fogón Pehuenche | 2014 | English
Indigenous architecture’s adaption to its climate and its use of local materials has attracted interest in the search for a sustainable built environment.
Using building performance simulation to save residential space heating energy: A pilot testing | 2014 | English
This paper describes a pilot study testing the applicability of using building performance simulation (BPS) to quantify the impact of 28 energy saving behaviour changes on the residential space heating demand, based on a mid-terraced house located
The gap between what is said and what is done: a method for distinguishing reported and observed responses to cold thermal discomfort | 2014 | English
The need to identify occupants’ behaviour-responses to thermal discomfort during the heating season has become one of the priorities in the quest to reduce energy demand.
Field evaluation of the performance of a radiant heating/cooling ceiling panel system | 2014 | English
For testing different engineering solutions for energy-efficient buildings, a low-energy building was built at the University of Tokyo as a pilot project. In this building, a radiant heating/cooling ceiling panel system is used.
Prevalence and Evaluation of Bioclimatic Design Techniques used to achieve Low Energy Comfort in Architectural Design Proposals | 2014 | English
This paper analyses responses of ninety-nine students to a design brief for a public building in different regions of China.