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Bollo, C S and Cole, R J (2019) Decoupling climate-policy objectives and mechanisms to reduce fragmentation. Building Research & Information, 47(02), 219–33.

Bradley, P E (2019) Methodology for the sequence analysis of building stocks. Building Research & Information, 47(02), 141–55.

Ellsworth-Krebs, K, Reid, L and Hunter, C J (2019) Integrated framework of home comfort: relaxation, companionship and control. Building Research & Information, 47(02), 202–18.

Evans, S, Liddiard, R and Steadman, P (2019) Modelling a whole building stock: domestic, non-domestic and mixed use. Building Research & Information, 47(02), 156–72.

Haddad, S, Osmond, P and King, S (2019) Application of adaptive thermal comfort methods for Iranian schoolchildren. Building Research & Information, 47(02), 173–89.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: adaptive model; children; climate; comfort temperature; school buildings; school classrooms; standards; thermal comfort;
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2016.1259290
  • Abstract:
    Recent studies in primary schools highlight a need to develop the adaptive comfort model for schoolchildren in classrooms. This study investigates the application of the principal methods underlying the adaptive comfort theory for children relating thermal comfort indoors to the prevailing mean outdoor temperature. Children’s sensitivity to indoor temperature change are examined using data from a field study conducted in Iranian schools. This sensitivity is used to estimate the comfort temperatures in classroom situations with a minimum level of adaptation. Different metrics for the outdoor climate are employed to understand an expression of the climate which best predicts children’s comfort temperature. A sensitivity analysis is performed to derive the relation between indoor comfort and the climate that gives rise to the strongest correlation coefficient. Although the basic adaptive comfort relationships are applicable for children, the exponential method to calculate the prevailing mean with lower decay values leads to higher correlation with children’s comfort temperature. The slope of children’s comfort equation in relation to outdoor temperature is shown to be shallower than those of adults. Results indicate that children are more sensitive to temperature change within a single school day than across the overall survey period of several days.

Pelsmakers, S, Croxford, B and Elwell, C (2019) Suspended timber ground floors: measured heat loss compared with models. Building Research & Information, 47(02), 127–40.

Roberts, C, Bobrova, Y and Marjanovic-Halburd, L (2019) Impacts of energy legislation on organizational motivation: a case study. Building Research & Information, 47(02), 234–44.

Traylor, C, Zhao, W and Tao, Y X (2019) Utilizing modulating-temperature setpoints to save energy and maintain alliesthesia-based comfort. Building Research & Information, 47(02), 190–201.