Does variation in clothing make us more thermally comfortable?

Mette Havgaard Vorre, Rasmus Lund Jensen

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Abstract

In the same room, people will wear different amounts of clothes if there is no strict dress code. Ideally everybody would put on just the right amount to feel thermally comfortable, but that is not always the case. To improve simulations of thermal comfort, an estimate of clothing insulation is needed. This includes the distribution within a group of people and if this causes more or less people to be dissatisfied. From the research data, the relation between temperature and clothing insulation was found and the distribution among people was studied. It was found that the variation in clothing among people is higher at low temperatures than at high temperatures, and that people do choose their clothing according to thermal preference, but that the distribution of thermal comfort votes is the same.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings Indoor Air 2014
Number of pages8
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherISIAQ
Publication date7 Jul 2014
EditionUSB-stick
Article numberHP 0601
ChapterTopic A7: Thermal Comfort
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jul 2014
Event13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Indoor Air 2014: The 13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 7 Jul 201412 Jul 2014

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Indoor Air 2014
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period07/07/201412/07/2014

Keywords

  • Thermal comfort
  • clothing insulation
  • variation
  • Building Simulation

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