Human response to combined indoor environment exposures

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Abstract

Most thermal comfort standards and guidelines presume sedentary, light activity and a neutral overall thermal sensation when predicting local thermal discomfort. In addition, current standards specify criteria for separate aspects of the indoor environment, e.g. thermal climate, air quality or noise, with only little consideration of possible interactions between the different types of exposure. The studies summarized in this article found a clear impact of activity and overall thermal sensation on human sensitivity to air movement, whereas no interaction effects of exposure to several local thermal discomfort factors were observed. Limited evidence was found of significant interactions between different aspects of the indoor environment. Only for the effect of air temperature and air humidity on sensory air quality were well-estabished relationships available.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEnergy and Buildings
Volume34
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)601-606
ISSN0378-7788
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002
EventConference on Moving Thermal Comfort Standards into the 21st Century - Windsor, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 Apr 20018 Apr 2001

Conference

ConferenceConference on Moving Thermal Comfort Standards into the 21st Century
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityWindsor
Period05/04/200108/04/2001

Keywords

  • local discomfort
  • draught
  • combined exposures
  • environmental interaction

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Human response to combined indoor environment exposures. / Toftum, Jørn.

In: Energy and Buildings, Vol. 34, No. 6, 2002, p. 601-606.

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