Standards of human comfort: relative and absolute


Standards of human comfort: relative and absolute

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Title: Standards of human comfort: relative and absolute
Author: Fincher, Warren; Boduch, Michael
Abstract: An examination of the factors that affect the quality of comfort in an architectural environment, including temperature, lighting, humidity, and air quality. The paper also considers the variability of individual and cultural perceptions of comfort in determining how designers might create an optimal living or work space.
Description: Student paper for Sustainable Design Seminar/Studio, Fall 2009. Instructors: Werner Lang and Wilfred Wang.
Department: Architecture, School of
Subject: a/c air quality Architecture Buildings--Environmental engineering--Air conditioning Buildings--Environmental engineering--Heating Buildings--Environmental engineering--Lighting Buildings--Environmental engineering--Ventilation Climate control Comfort design cooling discomfort environment Humidity hygienic comfort Illumination of buildings light intensity lux olfactory comfort smell Temperature Thermal conditions Visual comfort
Date: 2009-10

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