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Implications of indoor climate control for comfort, energy and environment .

Energy and Buildings

Author: Mahdavi, A., Kumar, S.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1996


This paper critically examines the underlying premises of indoor climate control technologies and the HVAC industry (heating, ventilating, air-conditioning). It questions whether `total environmental control' is possible, effective and desirable. The paper also reviews the methods and terminology of thermal comfort science focusing on the question of predictability of people's environmental preferences. The paper concludes with a review of recent critical observations and ideas that transcend conventional control technologies and corresponding comfort standards toward new vistas in environmental design.

Further Details

Pages: 167-177
Accession Number: 26.2.04
Keywords: air, design
Reads: 211