Springer Theses

The Future of Thermal Comfort in an Energy- Constrained World

Authors: Law, Tim

  • Nominated as an outstanding PhD thesis by the University of Tasmania, Australia
  • Investigates the scientific and business factors that have resulted in air-conditioning being a major contributor to climate-change
  • Proposes the theory of personalized thermal comfort as potential solution of the air-conditioning conundrum and describes the invention of DTAC: the Ductless Task-Air-Conditioning unit
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The dissertation investigates the scientific and business factors that have resulted in air-conditioning being a major contributor to climate-change. With his architectural background, the author demonstrates how a design methodology, not commonly adopted in scientific studies, may actually be a suitable way of dealing with a complex problem: the 'business as usual' scenario involving building science, sociological values and consumer behavior. Using his innovations as case studies, the author shows how good ideas cannot be evaluated on scientific merit alone and demonstrates why commercialization may have a pivotal role in deployment of research-based technology. He advances the theory of personalized thermal comfort which can potentially resolve the air-conditioning conundrum.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Future of Thermal Comfort in an Energy- Constrained World
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-00149-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-00149-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-00148-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-03333-4
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 329
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