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Bakens, W, Foliente, G and Jasuja, M (2005) Engaging stakeholders in performance-based building: lessons from the Performance-Based Building (PeBBu) Network. Building Research & Information, 33(01), 149–58.

Chappells, H and Shove, E (2005) Debating the future of comfort: environmental sustainability, energy consumption and the indoor environment. Building Research & Information, 33(01), 32–40.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: adaptation; adaptive behaviour; air-conditioning; climate change; comfort; energy consumption; indoor environment; social convention; sustainability
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: http://journalsonline.tandf.co.uk/link.asp?id=hb876perf5ahylfl
  • Abstract:
    Vast quantities of energy are consumed in heating and cooling to provide what are now regarded as acceptable standards of thermal comfort. In the UK as in a number of other countries, there is a real danger that responses in anticipation of global warming and climate change - including growing reliance on air-conditioning - will increase energy demand and CO2 emissions even further. This is an appropriate moment to reflect on the history and future of comfort, both as an idea and as a material reality. Based on interviews and discussions with UK policy makers and building practitioners involved in specifying and constructing what will become the indoor environments of the future, four possible scenarios are identified each with different implications for energy and resource consumption. By actively promoting debate about the indoor environment and associated ways of life, it may yet be possible to avoid becoming locked into social and technical trajectories that are ultimately unsustainable. The aim of this paper is to inspire and initiate just such a discussion through demonstrating that comfort is a highly negotiable socio-cultural construct

Curwell, S, Deakin, M, Cooper, I, Paskaleva-Shapira, K, Ravetz, J and Babicki, D (2005) Citizens' expectations of information cities: implications for urban planning and design. Building Research & Information, 33(01), 55–66.

Ding, G K C (2005) Developing a multicriteria approach for the measurement of sustainable performance. Building Research & Information, 33(01), 3–16.

Korpela, J, Miettinen, R, Salmikivi, T and Ihalainen, J (2015) The challenges and potentials of utilizing building information modelling in facility management: the case of the Center for Properties and Facilities of the University of Helsinki. Construction Management and Economics, 33(01), 3-17.

Lingard, H and Turner, M (2015) Improving the health of male, blue collar construction workers: a social ecological perspective. Construction Management and Economics, 33(01), 18-34.

Lingard, H, Peihua Zhang, R, Blismas, N, Wakefield, R and Kleiner, B (2015) Are we on the same page? Exploring construction professionals’ mental models of occupational health and safety. Construction Management and Economics, 33(01), 73-84.

Liso, K R, Kvande, T and Thue, J V (2005) High-performance weather-protective flashings. Building Research & Information, 33(01), 41–54.

Macintosh, A and Steemers, K (2005) Ventilation strategies for urban housing: lessons from a PoE case study. Building Research & Information, 33(01), 17–31.

Ozorhon, B, Dikmen, I and Birgonul, M T (2005) Organizational memory formation and its use in construction. Building Research & Information, 33(01), 67–79.

Sacks, R, Whyte, J, Swissa, D, Raviv, G, Zhou, W and Shapira, A (2015) Safety by design: dialogues between designers and builders using virtual reality. Construction Management and Economics, 33(01), 55-72.

Su, Y and Lucko, G (2015) Synthetic cash flow model with singularity functions for unbalanced bidding scenarios. Construction Management and Economics, 33(01), 35-54.