1st Edition

Standards for Thermal Comfort Indoor air temperature standards for the 21st century

By M. Humphreys, F. Nicol, S. Roaf, O. Sykes Copyright 1995
    261 Pages
    by Routledge

    261 Pages
    by Routledge

    Current Standards for Indoor Air Temperature are inappropriate in many regions of the world. This forces designers to use highly serviced buildings to achieve air temperatures that accord with the standards to the detriment of the local and global environment. Standards for Thermal Comfort brings together contributions from around the world, reflecting new approaches to the setting of standards which can apply to all climates and cultures.

    List of participants. Preface. Introduction -Dr Ken C Parsons. Session 1. Thermal comfort temperatures and the habits of Hobbits. Towards new indoor comfort temperatures for Pakistani buildings. Discussions to Session 1.
    Session 2. Temperature standards for the tropics? New thermal comfort standard of the Czech Republic. Comfort, preferences or design data? Pale green, simple and user friendly: occupant perceptions of thermal comfort in office buildings. Designing for the individual: a radical reading of ISO 7730. An empirical model for predicting air movement preferred in warm office environments. Discussions to session 2.
    Session 3. ISO standards and thermal comfort: recent developments. Comfort and air movement in a naturally ventilated room. Thermal comfort in Thai air-conditioned and naturally ventilated offices. Thermal comfort in air-conditioned buildings in the tropics. Discussions to Session 3.
    Session 4. Deliberate design. Discussions on human thermal comfort in Vietnam. Thermal comfort and temperature standards in Pakistan. Discussions to session 4.
    Session 5. Comfort conditions in PASCOOL surveys. Comfort standards from field surveys in the leisure industry. What is thermal comfort in a naturally ventilated building? The energy implications of a climate-based indoor air temperature standard. An adaptive guideline for UK office temperatures. Discussions to session 5. Final plenary discussion.
    Poster presentations. Design parameters of a non-air-conditioned passive solar house for cold climate of Srinager, India. Higher PMV causes higher energy consumption in air-conditioned buildings: a case study in Jakarta, Indonesia. Thermal comfort of factory workers in Northern India. Warm and sweaty: thermal comfort in two naturally ventilated offices in Sydney, NSW.


    Humphreys, M.; Nicol, F.; Roaf, S.; Sykes, O.