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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Japan’s energy perspective underwent a paradigm shift after the 2011 earthquake. It put in place the ‘setsuden’ (energy saving) campaign.
Ryozo Ooka, Madhavi Indraganti and Hom B Rijal
Providing cooling effect with low energy consumption makes the exploration of air flow utilization significative.
Li Huang, Yingxin Zhu, Edward Arens, Hui Zhang, Qin Ouyang
In this paper, a global map of maximum indoor operational temperatures of buildings is presented. Maximum indoor operational temperatures were evaluated around the world using both PMV and ATC.
Kevin Bowe
In a case study on outdoor mist cooling, 141 people attending an open campus event were surveyed over 2 hot summer days. Nozzles mounted on an oscillating fan sprayed about 18L/h of mist with average droplet diameter of 25μm.
Craig Farnham and Kazuo Emura
Central to this study is the significance of making adaptation decisions whose success in achieving resilience to indoor overheating, remain effective both in the short term and long term future.
Linda Gichuyia and Koen Steemers
Metabolic heat production is one of the key parameters in maintaining the body’s heat balance with the environment.
Shamila Haddad, Paul Osmond, Steve King, Shahin Heidari
This paper compares the values used for the Griffiths constant (G=0.5) and the running mean constant (α=0.8) in adaptive comfort algorithms with the values calculated from thermal comfort field surveys in two naturally ventilated junior schools in
Despoina Teli, Patrick A.B. James, Mark F. Jentsch
The environmental conditions experienced in UK schools not only influence the effectiveness of teaching and learning but also affect energy consumption and occupant behaviour plays a critical role in determining such conditions.
Azadeh Montazami and Mark Gaterell
Mixed mode (MM) buildings open up a new arena for energy efficient design.
Anoop Honnekeri, Gail Brager, Shivraj Dhaka, Jyotirmay Mathur
Buildings and communities need to be more resilient in the face of increasing weather extremes due to climate change. Current building models lack adequate definition to address this new challenge.
Fionn Stevenson, Magda Baborska-Narozny
Beijing is in the Cold Climate Zone of China.
Min Li, Bin Cao and Yingxin Zhu
Multi-storey steel-and-glass office buildings suffer from a strong thermal load during the summertime, particularly in Mediterranean countries, and thermal discomfort is a very likely occurrence, even when a massive air conditioning centralized sy
A. Merlino, S. Viazzo, D. Freda, P. Capone, M. Del Gaudio, P. Lenzuni
This study evaluated the thermal environment in an air-conditioned mosque in Malaysia during the various daily prayer times.
A. Hussin, E. Salleh, H.Y. Chan and S. Mat
This paper presents some of the results of a field study carried out in 2013 in two University buildings in Paris and in Champs-sur-Marne, nearby Paris.
Margot Pellegrino
Although the adaptive comfort model has gained unprecedented popularization during the past few decades, the mechanism behind the model, especially with regard to certain key hypotheses, still requires further clarification.
Maohui Luo, Bin Cao and Yingxin Zhu
This paper presents the results from the thermal comfort studies at three airport terminal buildings in the UK where seasonal on-site surveys were conducted.
Alkis Kotopouleas and Marialena Nikolopoulou
In the past 20 years, better representation of occupants’ window operation in building performance simulation has received great attention, and several useful window opening behaviour models have been developed.
Shen Wei, Richard Buswell and Dennis Loveday
In achieving low-energy operation, occupant-controlled mixed mode buildings rely as much on the judicious use of active climate control by occupants as they do on the efficiency of the building services.
Kathryn Healey
This research suggests that the thermal preference of occupants is subject to change; hence, a particular thermal setting may not be able to constantly satisfy everyone.
Sally Salome Shahzad, John Brennan and Dimitris Theodossopoulos
There is limited information available about occupant’s window opening behaviour in India. Operating doors and windows is a vital adaptation mechanism in warm climates.
Madhavi Indraganti, Ryozo Ooka, Hom B Rijal, Gail S Brager