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Comfort models as applied to buildings

Luther, Mark and Horan, Peter 2015, Comfort models as applied to buildings, in ASA2015: Living and learning: research for a better built environment : Proceedings of the 49th International conference of the Architectural Science Association, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic., pp. 1087-1096.

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Title Comfort models as applied to buildings
Author(s) Luther, Mark
Horan, Peter
Conference name Architectural Science Association, International. Conference (49th : 2015 : Melbourne, VIC.)
Conference location Melbourne, Vic.
Conference dates 2-4 Dec. 2015
Title of proceedings ASA2015: Living and learning: research for a better built environment : Proceedings of the 49th International conference of the Architectural Science Association
Editor(s) Crawford, Robert H.
Stephan, Andre
Publication date 2015
Start page 1087
End page 1096
Total pages 10
Publisher University of Melbourne
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Keyword(s) comfort
climate
offices
buildings
Summary This investigation is about applying the ISO-7730 Fanger (static) Comfort model to two fully air-conditioned, yet, differently performing buildings, based on research into on-site comfort performance measurements using comfort carts. The results challenge the common perception that the ISO-7730 model is concerned with a narrow temperature band. Regardless of the environmental variations encountered temporally and spatially throughout real office environments, occupants appear to achieve comfort with reasonable success. The paper explores this flexibility within the ‘static’ model, more than perhaps is commonly realised. We consider the possibilities that many of Australian office buildings can operate under much greater temperature variation than expected and that there are mechanisms for occupants to adapt to varying conditions.
ISBN 9780992383527
Language eng
Field of Research 120104 Architectural Science and Technology (incl Acoustics, Lighting, Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design)
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
ERA Research output type E Conference publication
Copyright notice ©2015, University of Melbourne
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30081732

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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