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Thermal Comfort Assessment of Buildings

Authors: Carlucci, Salvatore

  • Many tools for assessing the thermal comfort quality of a building during the design phase or the operational phase
  • New long-term general discomfort indices harmonized with respect to the three comfort models
  • A new short-term local discomfort index for the American Adaptive comfort model
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A number of metrics for assessing human thermal response to climatic conditions have been proposed in scientific literature over the last decades. They aim at describing human thermal perception of the thermal environment to which an individual or a group of people is exposed. More recently, a new type of “discomfort index” has been proposed for describing, in a synthetic way, long-term phenomena. Starting from a systematic review of a number of long-term global discomfort indices, they are then contrasted and compared on a reference case study in order to identify their similarities and differences and strengths and weaknesses. Based on this analysis, a new short-term local discomfort index is proposed for the American Adaptive comfort model. Finally, a new and reliable long-term general discomfort index is presented. It is delivered in three versions and each of them is suitable to be respectively coupled with the Fanger, the European Adaptive and the American Adaptive comfort models.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • A Review of Long-Term Discomfort Indices

    Carlucci, Salvatore

    Pages 1-20

  • Comparison of the Ranking Capabilities of the Long-Term Discomfort Indices

    Carlucci, Salvatore

    Pages 21-55

  • Gap Analysis of the Long-Term Discomfort Indices and a Harmonized Calculation Framework

    Carlucci, Salvatore

    Pages 57-79

  • The Long-Term Percentage of Dissatisfied

    Carlucci, Salvatore

    Pages 81-99

  • Conclusions and Future Developments

    Carlucci, Salvatore

    Pages 101-102

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eBook $39.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.99
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  • ISBN 978-88-470-5237-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Rent the ebook  
  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
  • low-cost access
  • online reader with highlighting and note-making option
  • can be used across all devices
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Thermal Comfort Assessment of Buildings
Authors
Series Title
PoliMI SpringerBriefs
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Mailand
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-88-470-5238-3
DOI
10.1007/978-88-470-5238-3
Softcover ISBN
978-88-470-5237-6
Series ISSN
2282-2577
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 134
Number of Illustrations and Tables
34 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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