Thermal comfort research to date has been focused on indoor applications, but in recent years attention has turned to the comfort requirements of people using outdoor and semi-outdoor spaces. Two different approaches have been discerned in the literature. The first simply transfers the assumptions and models usually associated with indoor thermal environmental engineering to the outdoor context, while the second approach accepts that various contextual features of semi-outdoor and outdoor spaces may affect subjective thermal perceptual processes as much, if not more so, than the conventional heat-balance variables found in indoor thermal comfort models. This chapter reports examples of recent work using both of these approaches.
|Name||Elsevier ergonomics book series|
|Conference||International Conference on Environmental Ergonomics (10th : 2002)|
|Period||23/09/02 → 27/09/02|
- thermal comfort