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Springer Theses

The Dynamics and Mechanism of Human Thermal Adaptation in Building Environment

A Glimpse to Adaptive Thermal Comfort in Buildings

Authors: Luo, Maohui

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  • Nominated by the Tsinghua University as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis
  • Discusses the dynamics of building occupants’ thermal comfort expectation
  • Reveals human thermal adaptation, including from behavioral adjustment, physiological acclimatization and psychological adaptation
  • Introduces a newly developed adaptive heat balance model for future building thermal environment evaluation
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This book focuses on human adaptive thermal comfort in the building environment and the balance between reducing building air conditioning energy and improving occupants’ thermal comfort. It examines the mechanism of human thermal adaptation using a newly developed adaptive heat balance model, and presents pioneering findings based on an on online survey, real building investigation, climate chamber experiments, and theoretical models. The book investigates three critical issues related to human thermal adaptation: (i) the dynamics of human thermal adaptation in the building environment; (ii) the basic rules and effects of human physiological acclimatization and psychological adaptation; and (iii) a new, adaptive, heat balance model describing behavioral adjustment, physiological acclimatization, psychological adaptation, and physical improvement effects. Providing the basis for establishing a more reasonable adaptive thermal comfort model, the book is a valuable reference resource for anyone interested in future building thermal environment evaluation criteria.

About the authors

Dr. Maohui Luo is currently a postdoctoral scholar at the Center for Built Environment (CBE) at UC Berkeley. His research interests cover the topics of adaptive thermal comfort, personal comfort devices, and indoor air movement, with the goal of creating sustainable, comfort and healthy buildings efficiently. His Ph.D. research at Tsinghua University focuses on human thermal adaptation in buildings, which received the honor of “Excellent Ph.D. Thesis” in 2017 from Tsinghua University. 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-15-1165-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-15-1164-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Dynamics and Mechanism of Human Thermal Adaptation in Building Environment
Book Subtitle
A Glimpse to Adaptive Thermal Comfort in Buildings
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Tsinghua University Press and Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for print book in China: Tsinghua University Press
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-1165-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-1165-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-1164-6
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 160
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