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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The need for zero carbon buildings is changing the trial-and-error process that Architectural design has traditionally employed towards a system that allows wider analysis capacity at the conceptual stage.
Nelly Adriana Martinez
In this work is analyzed the improvement of comfort conditions using confluent jets ventilation located near the floor level in front to the occupants in an experimental chamber.
Eusébio Z. E. Conceição, Mª. Manuela J. R. Lúcio and Hazim B. Awbi
This survey was designed to investigate university student rooms to realize energy savings related to thermal control use and the relations among thermal sensation, clothing insulation, and outdoor air temperature in pre-cooling and post-cooling s
Noriko Umemiya and Tomohiro Taniguchi
Increasing personal comfort by heating office building occupants locally means that the lower setpoint for space heating.
J. Verhaart, M. Veselý, S. Kik, W. Zeiler
Floor heating is characterized by small horizontal and vertical temperature differences, and might be especially suitable for Japanese homes where it is customary to sit on the floor.
Hom B. Rijal, Toshiaki Omori, Michael A. Humphreys, J. Fergus Nicol
Rehva Guide No 6 – Indoor Climate and Productivity in Offices - states as its main purpose to establish quantitative relationships of indoor environmental aspects with performance and sickness absenteeism.
Joe L. Leyten, Arjen K. Raue , Stanley R. Kurvers
This paper evaluates the adaptive method application proposed by the last version of ASHRAE 55 (2013) standard in two different climates in Brazil.
Renata De Vecchi, Márcio J. Sorgato, Miguel Pacheco, Christhina Cândido and Roberto Lamberts
In 2004 the first adaptive thermal comfort guideline was introduced in the Netherlands. Recently a new, upgraded version of this ISSO 74 (ATG) guideline has been developed.
A.C. Boerstra, J. van Hoof, A.M. van Weele
This paper investigates the effect of occupant behaviour and expectations on energy use and indoor environmental conditions of six case study dwellings in three sustainable social housing developments in UK using building performance evaluation me
Rajat Gupta and Mariam Kapsali
Thermal comfort studies have been performed so far either in closed climate chambers with controlled conditions or non-controlled conditions during field studies.
Marcel Schweiker, Sabine Brasche, Maren Hawighorst, Wolfgang Bischof and Andreas Wagner
This draft paper was developed as a stalking horse for the Windsor 2014 Conference workshop on Statistics, It presents the results of summer time field work undertaken by Abdulrahman Alsheikh in the region of Damman, Saudi Arabia and the data coll
Abdulrahman Alshaikh, Susan Roaf and Robert Smith
Daylighting is still the most energy efficient lighting strategy, but filtering sunlight might conflict with maximization of solar gains in winter or reducing solar heat gain in summer.
Isabelle Leysens, Ulrike Passe
It is common knowledge that occupants’ behaviour on building control systems plays a significant role to achieve comfortable indoor environmental conditions.
V. Fabi, V. Camisassi, F. Causone, SP. Corgnati and Rune Andersen
This paper makes the assertion that established concepts from thermal comfort research might be used to develop an adaptive comfort model for lighting.
Zoltán Nagy, Mike Hazas, Mario Frei, Dino Rossi and Arno Schlueter
Transitional spaces are the spaces influenced by the outdoor climate and yet are architecturally bounded by a building envelope.
Guoying Hou and Christopher Tweed
The relationship between urban growth and the formation of urban heat islands, i.e.
Eduardo Krüger and Peter Bröde
In order to clarify the outdoor thermal comfort and clothing, the thermal measurements (air temperature) and thermal comfort survey were conducted in Hachiko Square which is located in the Shibuya station, Tokyo.
Genki Hoshino and Hom B. Rijal
Though wider diversities of environmental attributes are intrinsic in water fringed urban parks, these parks are less represented in the previous studies.
Indrika Rajapaksha and Chathuri Rathnayaka
Considering the adaptive comfort approach, this article estimates if interior conditions in London’s naturally ventilated residential stock are comfortable under the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect and predicts if climate change will further affect
Juan J Lafuente and Luisa Brotas
In this paper, we propose a new calculation method for evaluating the inhomogeneous outdoor thermal environment by incorporating a multi-node human thermoregulation model into the simulation method based on CFD analysis of the outdoor thermal envi
Shinji Yoshida, Taiki Sato, Masayuki Oguro