publication . Article . Other literature type . 2013

Progress in thermal comfort research over the last twenty years

R. J. de Dear; T. Akimoto; E. A. Arens; G. Brager; C. Candido; K. W. D. Cheong; B. Li; N. Nishihara; S. C. Sekhar; S. Tanabe; ...
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  • Published: 10 Apr 2013
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Climate change and the urgency of decarbonizing the built environment are driving technological innovation in the way we deliver thermal comfort to occupants. These changes, in turn, seem to be setting the directions for contemporary thermal comfort research. This article presents a literature review of major changes, developments, and trends in the field of thermal comfort research over the last 20 years. One of the main paradigm shift was the fundamental conceptual reorientation that has taken place in thermal comfort thinking over the last 20 years; a shift away from the physically based determinism of Fanger’s comfort model toward the mainstream and acceptan...
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free text keywords: Architecture, Thermal comfort; PMV/PPD; Adaptive, Environmental Engineering, Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Building and Construction, Paradigm shift, Determinism, Thermal comfort, Air movement, Building energy, Engineering, business.industry, business, Architectural engineering, Built environment, Mainstream
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2013

Progress in thermal comfort research over the last twenty years

R. J. de Dear; T. Akimoto; E. A. Arens; G. Brager; C. Candido; K. W. D. Cheong; B. Li; N. Nishihara; S. C. Sekhar; S. Tanabe; ...