Japan’s energy perspective underwent a paradigm shift after the 2011 earthquake. It put in place the ‘setsuden’ (energy saving) campaign.
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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Comfort temperature and the adaptive use of environmental controls in offices in Japan | 2014 | English
Applicability of elevated air movement for maintaining thermal comfort in warm environments | 2014 | English
Providing cooling effect with low energy consumption makes the exploration of air flow utilization significative.
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.
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.
Indoor Overheating Risk and Climate Change. Modelling sensitivity of building design parameters for a free-running building. | 2014 | English
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.
Developing assumptions of metabolic rate estimation for primary school children in the calculation of the Fanger PMV model | 2014 | English
Metabolic heat production is one of the key parameters in maintaining the body’s heat balance with the environment.
Do the constants used in adaptive comfort algorithms reflect the observed responses of children in junior school classrooms? | 2014 | English
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
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.
Mixed mode (MM) buildings open up a new arena for energy efficient design.
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.
Indoor thermal comfort survey in campus buildings (classrooms) in Beijing for a long time | 2014 | English
Beijing is in the Cold Climate Zone of China.
Cost effectiveness of thermal mitigation based on the long term thermal analysis of a large office building | 2014 | English
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
This study evaluated the thermal environment in an air-conditioned mosque in Malaysia during the various daily prayer times.
Thermal judgements and adaptive behaviours: a study on the subjective side of thermal comfort in two University buildings in France. | 2014 | English
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.
A field study to validate the positive effects of individual control on thermal comfort in residential buildings | 2014 | English
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.
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.
A comparison of alternative occupant classification approaches for the modelling of window opening behaviour in office buildings | 2014 | English
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.
Applying contextual understanding in mixed mode design: a usercentred study of thermal comfort and adaptive control | 2014 | English
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.
Individual Thermal Control in the Workplace and Changes in Thermal Preferences in a Day: Norwegian Cellular vs. British Open Plan Layouts | 2014 | English
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.
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.