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About the book (from publisher):
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||13|
|Publication date||19 Apr 2022|
|ISBN (Print)||ISBN 9781032155975|
|ISBN (Electronic)||ISBN 9781003244929|
|Publication status||Published - 19 Apr 2022|
|Series||Routledge International Handbooks|
- Thermal comfort
FingerprintDive into the research topics of 'Do children feel warmer than adults? Overheating prevention in schools in the face of climate change.'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
- 2 Finished
01/08/1995 → 30/09/2018
01 - Human well-being and technology in architecture: Overview on projects at my previous affiliations and actual projects
01/08/1995 → 30/09/2018
- 1 Public Sector Consultancy
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
Hellwig, R. T., Teli, D., Schweiker, M., Choi, J-H., Lee, J. M. C., Mora, R., Rawal, R., Wang, Z. & Al-Atrash, F., 19 Apr 2022, Routledge Handbook of Resilient Thermal Comfort. Nicol, F., Rijal, H. B. & Roaf, S. (eds.). 1 ed. Routledge, 17 p. (Routledge International Handbooks).
Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceeding › Book chapter › Research › peer-review
Hellwig, R. T., Apr 2018, Proceedings of 10th Windsor Conference: Rethinking Comfort Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, UK, 12-15 April 2018. London. Brotas, L., Roaf, S., Nicol, F. & Humphreys, M. (eds.). London: Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings, http://nceub.org.uk, 13 p. paper 0116
Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceeding › Article in proceeding › Research › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Overheating in classrooms - sign for inevitable need for cooling or the essential need for integrated design?Hellwig, R. T., 2016, 9th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation & Energy Conservation in Buildings, IAQVEC 23-26 Oct 2016 in Songdo Incheon, Korea. Songdo, Korea, 8 p. 60
Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceeding › Article in proceeding › Research › peer-review