Resolving the influential parameters of thermal comfort perception amidst indoor-outdoor spatial transitions: Case study in a lecture room

Manon Derks, M. G.L.C. Loomans, A. K. Mishra, H. S.M. Kort

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Abstract

Indoor to outdoor transitions have an undeniable impact on thermal perception of occupants and can impact their evaluation of a building. These aspects are often overlooked in thermal comfort standards. We address this gap using a mixed methods study, with students in undergraduate level classrooms acting as the participants. We try to identify the most influential factors on thermal comfort of students immediately following the transition. The thermal sensation vote of students immediately following the transition was affected not just by indoor temperature, but also by the outdoor thermal condition. The departure location of the participants did affect their initial thermal vote. For nearly 20 minutes post transition,
participants retain a thermal memory of their last exposure. These findings shed some light onto indoor-outdoor thermal transition and clarify aspects that need further investigation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHealthy Buildings Europe 2017
PublisherInternational Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ)
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9788379472604, 9788379472321
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2017
EventHealthy Buildings Europe 2017, HB 2017 - Lublin, Poland
Duration: 2 Jul 20175 Jul 2017

Conference

ConferenceHealthy Buildings Europe 2017, HB 2017
Abbreviated titleHB 2017 Europe
Country/TerritoryPoland
CityLublin
Period2/07/175/07/17

Keywords

  • Classrooms
  • Field study
  • Occupant perception
  • Thermal comfort
  • Thermal memory

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