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ASHRAE Distinguished Lecture Series presented by Robert Bean, co-host of the Edifice Complex

2020 October Hosts: ASHRAE Kansas City

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.

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See also: Thermal Comfort Principles and Practical Applications for Residential Buildings - The Book

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Additional Resources:

Meeting the Need for Lifetime Housing
The Interaction and Connection between Buildings, HVAC System, and Indoor Environmental Quality
Human Factors in HVAC: Thermal Comfort and Indoor Air Quality for Lifetime Housing
Aging: Thermal Regulation and Indoor Air Quality Resources/Citations for an Elderly Population


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