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About the book:
This book brings together some of the finest academics in the field to address important questions around the way in which people experience their physical environments, including temperature, light, air-quality, acoustics and so forth. It is of importance not only to the comfort people feel indoors, but also the success of any building as an environment for its stated purpose. The way in which comfort is produced and perceived has a profound effect on the energy use of a building and its resilience to the increasing dangers posed by extreme weather events, and power outages caused by climate change. Research on thermal comfort is particularly important not only for the health and well-being of occupants but because energy used for temperature control is responsible for a large part of the total energy budget of the built environment.
In recent years there has been an increasing focus on the vulnerabilities of the thermal comfort system; how and why are buildings failing to provide safe and agreeable thermal environments at an affordable price? Achieving comfort in buildings is a complex subject that involves physics, behaviour, physiology, energy conservation, climate change, and of course architecture and urban design. Bringing together the related disciplines in one volume lays strong, multi-disciplinary foundations for new research and design directions for resilient 21st century architecture. This book heralds workable solutions and emerging directions for key fields in building the resilience of households, organisations and populations in a heating world.
|Title of host publication||A Handbook of Resilient Thermal Comfort|
|Editors||Fergus Nicol, Hom B. Rijal, Sue Roaf|
|Publication date||19 Apr 2022|
|Publication status||Published - 19 Apr 2022|
|Series||Routledge International Handbooks|
- personal control
- indoor environmental affordances
- behaviour opportunities
- adaptive opportunities
- perceived control
- resilient design
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Subtask B2: Provide design guidelines on how to use adaptive comfort for lowering energy use in buildings including the usage of personal comfort systems, IEA EBC Annex 69: “Strategy and practice of adaptive thermal comfort in low energy buildings”
Hellwig, R. T., Despoina, T., Schweiker, M., Choi, J., Lee, J. M. C., Mora, R., Rawal, R., Wang, Z. & Al-Atrash, F.
01/01/2015 → 31/12/2019
01 - Human well-being and technology in architecture: Overview on projects at my previous affiliations and actual projects
01/08/1995 → 30/09/2018
01/08/1995 → 30/09/2018
HFO International Lecture SeriesProfessor WOUTER van MARKEN LICHTENBELT: A biological approach to healthy and sustainable indoor spaces23 Mar 2022
Activity: Attending an event › Organisation or participation in workshops, courses, or seminarsFile
Do children feel warmer than adults? Overheating prevention in schools in the face of climate change.te Kulve, M., Hellwig, R. T., van Dijken, F. & Boerstra, A., 19 Apr 2022, Handbook of Resilient Thermal Comfort. Nicol, F., Rijal, H. B. & Roaf, S. (eds.). Routledge, (Routledge International Handbooks).
Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceeding › Book chapter › Research › peer-review
Guidelines to bridge the gap between adaptive thermal comfort theory and building design and operation practiceHellwig, R. T., Teli, D., Schweiker, M., Choi, J-H., Lee, J. M. C., Mora, R., Rawal, R., Wang, Z. & Al-Atrash, F., 6 May 2020, 11th Windsor Conference - Resilient Comfort, Proceedings. Roaf, S., Nicol, F. & Finlayson, W. (eds.). Ecohouse Initiative Ltd., p. 529-545 17 p. 068
Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceeding › Article in proceeding › Research › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Thermische Behaglichkeit - Unterschiede zwischen frei und mechanisch belüfteten Gebäuden aus Nutzersicht
Hellwig, R. T., 2005, Munich: Technical University of Munich. 179 p. Translated title of the contribution: Thermal Comfort - Natural Ventilation versus Air-Conditioning in Office Buildings from the Occupant's Point of View
Research output: Book/Report › Ph.D. thesis › ResearchOpen Access