Impact of standard construction specification on thermal comfort in UK dwellings

Amoako-Attah, Joseph and Bahadori-Jahromi, Ali (2014) Impact of standard construction specification on thermal comfort in UK dwellings. Advances in Environmental Research, 3 (3). pp. 253-281.

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The quest for enhanced thermal comfort for dwellings encompasses the holistic utilization of improved building fabric, impact of weather variation and amongst passive cooling design consideration the provision of appropriate ventilation and shading strategy. Whilst thermal comfort is prime to dwellings considerations, limited research has been done in this area with the attention focused mostly on non-dwellings. This paper examines the current and future thermal comfort implications of four different standard construction specifications which show a progressive increase in thermal mass and airtightness and is underpinned by the newly developed CIBSE adaptive thermal comfort method for assessing the risk of overheating in naturally ventilated dwellings. Interactive investigation on the impact of building fabric variation, natural ventilation scenarios, external shading and varying occupants.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: buildings; thermal comfort; CIBSE overheating criteria; future weather; sustainability
Subjects: Construction and engineering > Built environment
Depositing User: Rod Pow
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2014 16:29
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2017 15:34

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