Thermal history and comfort in a Brazilian subtropical climate: a 'cool' addiction hypothesis

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Vecchi, Renata De; Cândido, Christhina Maria; Lamberts, Roberto;
  • Publisher: Associação Nacional de Tecnologia do Ambiente Construído - ANTAC
  • Subject: Thermal comfort | Thermal history | Mixed-mode buildings | Warm and humid climates. | Conforto térmico | Memória térmica | Sistemas mistos de condicionamento ambiental | Climas quentes e úmidos

Abstract Currently, there is a rising trend for commercial buildings to use air conditioning to provide indoor thermal comfort. This paper focuses on the impact of prolonged exposure to indoor air-conditioned environments on occupants' thermal acceptability and preferen... View more
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