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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||Routledge Handbook of Resilient Thermal Comfort|
|Editors||Fergus Nicol, Hom B. Rijal, Sue Roaf|
|Number of pages||17|
|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
FingerprintDive into the research topics of 'Design of adaptive opportunities for people in buildings'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
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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
Climate directive for federal buildings in Germany - research project summer thermal comfort / Klimarichtlinie - Forschungsprojekt "Sommerlicher thermischer Komfort"
Runa T. Hellwig (Consultant)17 May 2022
Activity: Public/private sector consultancy and other employment › Public Sector Consultancy
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, seminars, exhibitions or similarFile
Challenges and opportunities of Internet-of-Things in occupant-centric building operations: towards a life cycle assessment frameworkVakalis, D., Hellwig, R. T., Schweiker, M. & Gauthier, S., 1 Dec 2023, In: Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. 65, 8 p., 101383.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Journal article › Research › peer-reviewOpen Access
Bleil de Souza, C., Tucker, S., Belafi, Z. D., Reith, A. & Hellwig, R. T., 1 May 2023, Occupant-Centric Simulation-Aided Building Design: Theory, Application, and Case Studies. O'Brien, W. & Tahmasebi, F. (eds.). 1st Edition ed. New York: Routledge, p. 34-59 26 p.
Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceeding › Book chapter › Research › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
& 13 others, 15 Aug 2023, In: Building and Environment. 242, 14 p., 110518.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Journal article › Research › peer-review