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Investigation and development of a thermal comfort model for UK homes during heating season

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posted on 10.12.2020, 08:52 by Safwan Samsuddin
The last two decades have seen an increased interest in reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions from buildings. However, buildings and spaces are increasingly being expected to provide the best possible thermal comfort environment to the occupants. Commercial buildings are trying to adopt greener technologies in order to reduce energy consumption and provide better environment for their occupants as it makes financial sense. Residential buildings, however, are mostly owned by individuals and the adoption of greener practices is low due to the lack of knowledge by the decision makers, i.e. the homeowners. This situation can be changed by acquiring an in-depth understanding on thermal comfort in residential buildings. Currently, there are mathematical models to help predict human thermal comfort. However, will it be suitable for residential building especially in UK.

Funding

Malaysia, Majlis Amanah Rakyat (People's Trust Council)

History

School

  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Publisher

Loughborough University

Rights holder

© Loughborough University

Publication date

2020

Notes

A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.

Language

en

Supervisor(s)

Mahroo M. Eftekhari ; Faisal Durrani

Qualification name

PhD

Qualification level

Doctoral

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