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. 

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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.
Mansoureh Tahbaz
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
Masanori Shukuya1
This paper presents an ideal and worst case scenario approach for occupancy modelling in early design stages which can be used in building simulation.
Astrid Roetzel
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.
Theodora Neroutsou
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.
Weiwei Liu, Pawel Wargocki, Jing Xiong
This lifelong interaction between the cognitive and physical realms has existed overtime.
Tokie Laotan-Brown
Thermal comfort study has been conducted in two Jakarta’s private universities, namely Tarumanagara University (Untar) and Mercu Buana University (UMB).
Tri Harso Karyono, Sani Heryanto, Ida Faridah
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...
Alaa Sarhan, Bakr Gomaa, Mohamed Elcharkawi
This paper presents a logistic proposal for the research project related to thermal comfort in Rio de Janeiro’s open spaces.
Patricia R C Drach and Henrique Drach
The main purpose of this paper is to review the effect of the dynamic aspect of natural air movement on occupants’ thermal comfort.
Harimi Djamila, Chi Chu Ming, Sivakumar Kumaresan
The Low Income Group (L.I.G) in Lagos, Nigeria represents about 70% of the 18million population of the state.
Akinwolemiwa Feyikemi and Gwilliam Julie
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.
Lyrian Daniel, Terence Williamson, Veronica Soebarto, Dong Chen
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.
Daniel J. Ryan
A post-occupancy evaluation was carried out in three prefabricated timber housing developments in the UK to identify the potential of summertime overheating.
T. Adekunle and M. Nikolopoulou
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.
Jared Langevin, Jin Wen, and Patrick L. Gurian
Indigenous architecture’s adaption to its climate and its use of local materials has attracted interest in the search for a sustainable built environment.
Christopher J. Whitman and Neil Turnbull
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
Shen Wei, Xiaoxin Wang, Rory Jones and Pieter de Wilde
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.
Stephanie Gauthier and David Shipworth
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.
Ryozo Ooka, Rongling Li, Togo Yoshidomi and Bjarne W. Olesen
This paper analyses responses of ninety-nine students to a design brief for a public building in different regions of China.
Adrian Pitts