ASHRAE Distinguished Lecture Series
Bean, co-host of the
2020 October Hosts:
An Introduction to Thermal Comfort: The
Human Factors of Sensation, Perceptions and Responses
Level: Introduction. For more advanced studies see other
presentations from the home page.
Next to sound, thermal discomfort is the second leading
indicator of poor indoor environmental quality. In part this
is due to industry using air temperature as the exclusive
proxy for comfort and 72F (22C) as the metric for
compliance. Participation in this course will equip members
with a complete understanding of how people actually sense
their thermal environments, the subjectivity of perceptions
and the negative consequences of resulting responses. This
is the course architectural, engineering, interior design,
builder and trade school curriculums and manufacturers
should teach - but don’t.
Thermal Comfort Principles and Practical Applications for
Residential Buildings - The Book
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