12_Thermal%20Comfort_GB_2007-bwhandout - What is Thermal...

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12_Thermal Comfort_GB_2007 1 Thermal Comfort Arch 140, Lecture #12 Thursday, February 22, 2007 ASHRAE*definition: “…that condition of mind which expresses satisfaction with the thermal environment” But thermal dis comfort is easier to define and measure, as a result …. Engineer’s view: Comfort = absence of discomfort = “neutrality” What is Thermal Comfort? * American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers Experiential goals – Thermal neutrality or Thermal delight ?? Thermal comfort & architectural elements
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