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Applying the adaptive model of comfort

Luther, Mark B. and de Dear, Richard 2003, Applying the adaptive model of comfort, BDP environment design guide, vol. DES 57, pp. 1-8.

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Title Applying the adaptive model of comfort
Author(s) Luther, Mark B.
de Dear, Richard
Journal name BDP environment design guide
Volume number DES 57
Start page 1
End page 8
Publisher Royal Australian Institute of Architects
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2003-08
ISSN 1442-5017
Summary This note is directed to one major aspect of the comfort of building occupants – namely, thermal comfort. Even though it may be difficult to isolate thermal sensations from the whole of comfort itself, humans have a strong physiological connection with their thermal environment. Our thermal perceptions and sensations often vary greatly, especially between our indoor and outdoor environments. We may be totally comfortable lounging under a shade cloth on a 35°C day with a stiff breeze enveloping our body, but would never tolerate similar conditions indoors. Such divergent perceptions of the same thermal stimulus across differing contexts raise countless questions about just what the determinants of thermal comfort actually are, and how they may be managed against the demands for an environmentally responsive architecture.
Notes Reproduced with the kind permission of the copyright owner.
Language eng
Field of Research 120202 Building Science and Techniques
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2003, BDP
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30002035

Document type: Journal Article
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