Occupants’ comfort in School Buildings

Kala, Choyimanikandiyil (2013) Occupants’ comfort in School Buildings. In: International Conference on Interdisciplinary Studies, Oct 4-5 2013, Dubai.

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ISO 7730 and ASHRAE 55 specify the various thermal comfort standards based on adult based experiments. But no standards specific for children are mentioned in any of the norms. Schools are the buildings where children spend most of their time. The surrounding environment of children should be providing extreme comfort in all senses so that they are able to perform wonderfully well in day-to-day life. The paper discusses about the various comfort parameters related to children those arise in any school building during the daytime. The main focus of the paper is to highlight the importance of the necessity of investigation required towards finding out the thermal comfort factors of children in naturally ventilated school buildings in coastal Karnataka.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: School Building Design, Comfort Parameters, Thermal Comfort, Visual Comfort.
Subjects: Architecture > MSAP Manipal
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2014 04:43
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2014 04:43
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/138182

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