11th ISHVAC International Szmposium on Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning in Harbin, China

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Workshop_01: Adaptive Thermal Comfort for Low Energy Buildings (IEA-EBC Annex 69)
The understanding of adaptive thermal comfort is a key point to establish the appropriate balance between reductions in energy use and provision of comfortable indoor environment in buildings. It will inform appropriate design strategies, evaluation approaches, and control algorithms for indoor environment, all of which can reinforce reductions in building energy use. The IEA-EBC (International Energy Agency- Energy in Buildings and Communities Program) Annex69 project “Strategy and Practice of Adaptive Thermal Comfort in Low Energy Buildings” was established in 2015 and has been participated by over 30 institutes from 13 countries. During the past 4 years, the international collaborative research team has worked on establishing a worldwide database, proposing how adaptive methods can be used in building design strategies, developing new or improved indoor thermal environment criteria, and providing guidelines for developing Personal Thermal Comfort Systems.

As the Annex69 project is approaching to its end, the international collaborative team would like to share their latest research outcomes with the participants to this workshop, as well as to spark some new ideas for future studies. Any thoughts related with the topic are welcome to exchange and for discussion at the workshop. We regard this workshop as a great opportunity to build up further connections between researchers in this field.
Period15 Jul 2019
Event typeConference
Conference number5010058
LocationHarbin, ChinaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • adaptive comfort
  • Human Building Interaction
  • Energy efficiency
  • Built Environment
  • Annex 69