This paper discusses reassessment of indoor climate control in the context of current thermal comfort practice and research. We review the limitations of comfort models and standards with several examples. We examine how people's thermal sensation and preference may be influenced by culture and climate and associated issues of thermal expectations and adaptation. Finally, we discuss how incorporating these factors into future comfort standards might yield more 'effective' indoor climate control.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Energy and Buildings|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Oct 1996|
- Climate control
- Thermal comfort