12_Thermal Comfort_GB_20071Thermal ComfortArch 140, Lecture #12Thursday, February 22, 2007ASHRAE*definition:“…that condition of mind which expresses satisfaction with the thermal environment”But thermal discomfort 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 EngineersExperiential goals –Thermal neutrality or Thermal delight ??Thermal comfort & architectural elements
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