The paper is focused on identifying factors affecting the energy consumption & comfort conditions of multi-storied apartments in composite climate of north India.
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.
To download the full papers visit the conference website at: http://nceub.org.uk/W2014/webpage/W2014_index.html
Implication of building energy modeling (BEM) and adaptive model to assess the efficiency of multi storied apartments in composite climate of north India | 2014 | English
The Universal Thermal Climate Index UTCI assesses the interaction of ambient temperature, wind, humidity and radiant fluxes on human physiology in outdoor environments on an equivalent temperature scale.
Effect of Structure and Morphology on Natural Ventilation Potentials, Comfort, and Energy Use in Tall Buildings | 2014 | English
In recent years, more and more tall buildings have a mixed-use or residential program. This shift from formerly mainly office use requires new evaluations and guidelines for occupant comfort.
Evaluating the influence of thermal mass and window size in a direct gain system on the annual and lifetime energy consumption of domestic Australian light weight construction | 2014 | English
Climate responsive design ensures thermal comfort in buildings without using excessive energy for heating and cooling.
A current trend is to consider that the presence of free hanging sound absorbers (FHU) installed in Thermally Activated Buildings (TABS) reduces the thermal comfort by lowering radiative and convective exchanges with the cooled concrete slab.
Visualizing the results of thermal comfort field studies: putting publicly accessible data in the hands of practitioners | 2014 | English
Large sets of thermal comfort field data have been analysed in detail to inform generalized thermal comfort standards, but there is specific information that might be relevant to particular projects that is not easily accessed by practitioners.
In Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet, Mark Lynas describes possible world scenarios as global temperatures rise.
Visual comfort is important to the wellbeing of people and their productivity. However, too much light in the field of view can cause discomfort and disability glare. Under certain conditions it can even cause accidents.
A growing number of businesses are moving towards open-plan offices as a way of encouraging impromptu collaborative problem solving among workers.
This study aims to assess the thermal conditions of an indoor environment deemed unacceptable by workers.
The skin temperature and thermal comfort are closely related and change in skin temperature can predict thermal discomfort even before it is consciously perceived.
This study is designed to investigate the relationship between the thermal comfort environment and stress using brain wave analysis. To achieve this purpose, an experimental approach in a climate chamber based on PMVs was adopted.
An experiment on attention ability based on Electroencephalogram (EEG) in different PMV Conditions | 2014 | English
Occupants’ attention ability in seven PMV conditions is measured by means of electroencephalogram (EEG) and verbal voting. This can show us occupants’ attention state change by time and environmental condition.
Thermal comfort, determined by the influence of the indoor environmental parameters on thermal sensation, is regarded as an important indicator of human wellbeing and health. Neurophysiological mechanisms are responsible for thermal sensation.
Versatile Indian sari: Clothing insulation with different drapes of typical sari ensembles | 2014 | English
The sari is everyday attire for most women throughout the year all across South-Asia. It is a versatile ensemble because, a single set of garments can provide different levels of insulation just by changing the drape.
The relation between the thermoneutral zone and thermal comfort zone - Determination of the thermoneutral zone and the influence on thermal behaviour | 2014 | English
The thermoneutral zone (TNZ) reflects the range of ambient temperatures where no regulatory changes in metabolic heat production or evaporative heat loss occur.
Energy efficient living – INTEWON- Physiology and behaviour: the elastic thermal comfort zone and the need for categorization | 2014 | English
This paper is a synthesis of the results from the project INTEWON and related studies. The link between the physiological thermoneutral zone (TNZ) and the thermal comfort zone (TCZ) is discussed.
Thermoregulatory behaviour in response to switching thermal environments – a pilot experiment prior to a mild warm acclimation study | 2014 | English
The indoor climate is an important factor with respect to human health and comfort since we spend most of our time, no matter if awake or asleep, in the built environment.
The interactions between building occupants and control systems have a high influence on energy consumption and on internal environmental quality.
Despite being provided by mechanical ambient conditioning systems or not, all building have to a certain extent a degree of adaptation.