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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In the field of building design a rather conservative culture dominates: during the design process, standards are used to achieve physiological comfort.
Eefke van den Ouweland, Wim Zeiler, Yvonne de Kort, Gerarda Nierman, Gert Boxem and Wim Maassen
Field studies have been carried out in selected Prayer Halls to address the research questions namely the impact of air conditioning on comfort of women versus men as well as on general members versus older members of a congregation, who follow un
Ashak Nathwani
Building automation systems provide potential to optimise the energy consumption of buildings as well as to detect failures in the operation of buildings.
Runa T. Hellwig
Considering school students spend up to one third of their day inside classrooms, it’s surprising how few detailed empirical studies have been conducted into how the thermal environment of classrooms affects students’ comfort and performance.
Richard de Dear, Jungsoo Kim, Christhina Candido, Max Deuble
The objective of this paper is to assess methods of thermal comfort for use in mixed-mode office buildings located in hot-humid summer climate based on air-conditioning consumption of a predominant typology of real mixed-mode office buildings.
Ricardo Forgiarini Rupp and Enedir Ghisi
To ascertain comfort levels and effectiveness of available adaptive opportunities for classrooms in the hot-humid regions of India, a thermal comfort field study was conducted in an undergraduate laboratory class in Kharagpur.
Asit Kumar Mishra and Maddali Ramgopal
This paper presents preliminary data on a series of building comfort experiments conducted in the field.
Simi Hoque and Ben Weil
This paper presents the first results of a field study on thermal comfort in school buildings that is been carried out in Chile, with the aim of determining comfort temperature of students in state-owned primary schools.
Maureen Trebilcock, Jaime Soto and Rodrigo Figueroa
In order to research the indoor thermal conditions and residential thermal comfort in low-pressure plateau climate, a field study was conducted from December 2007 to February 2008 of 20 residential buildings in Lhasa.
Haiyan Yan, Liu Yang
This article compares the thermal performance and comfort levels produced by dry and wet roofponds monitored during the summer of 2011 in Las Vegas, NV.
Alfredo Fernandez-Gonzalez
The present paper aims to explore the current energy performance of the existing housing stock of Greece while also examining the energy performance of buildings that have undergone refurbishment since the passing of the Energy Performance of Buil
Konstantinos Palantzidis, Luisa Brotas
Climate changes have progressively produced an increase of outdoors temperature resulting in tangible warmer summers even in cold climate regions.
Angela Simone, Marta Avantaggiato, Michele De Carli, Bjarne W. Olesen
The synergistic effects between summertime ventilation behaviour, indoor temperature and air pollutant concentration in relation to energy retrofit and climate change have been under-investigated to date.
Anna Mavrogianni, Jonathon Taylor, Chrysoula Thoua, Michael Davies, John Kolm-Murray
This article presents the results of a thermal comfort investigation carried out in a residential gated community located in a hot-humid climate.
E. Rajasekar, R. Soumya, Rajan Venkateswaran
In order to know the thermal comfort of bedrooms, we have measured the air temperature and relative humidity in the 27 bedrooms of 11 houses.
Hikaru Imagawa, Hom B Rijal
In Nordic countries overheating and cooling systems have not been the issue in apartment buildings. Historically and even in the beginning of 2000 there were not indicated such problems.
Mikk Maivel, Jarek Kurnitski, Targo Kalamees
This study was undertaken to investigate comfort temperatures and adaptive model in Japanese homes. We measured temperatures in the living rooms and bedrooms, and a thermal comfort survey of residents over a three year in Kanto region of Japan.
Hom B. Rijal, Michael A. Humphreys and J. Fergus Nicol