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Type: Conference paper
Title: Developing occupant centric models to better understand the thermal comfort and wellbeing of older Australians
Author: Arakawa Martins, L.
Soebarto, V.
Williamson, T.
Pisaniello, D.
Citation: Proceedings of the 53rd International Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA): Revisiting the Role of Architecture for 'Surviving’ Development, 2019, vol.2019-November, pp.595-604
Publisher: Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA)
Publisher Place: online
Issue Date: 2019
ISBN: 9780992383565
ISSN: 2209-3850
Conference Name: 53rd International Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA) (28 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 2019 : Roorkee, India)
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Larissa Arakawa Martins, Veronica Soebarto, T. J. Williamson, Dino Pisaniello
Abstract: The worldwide demographic trend of an ageing society has important design implications for the built environment. Older people’s individual differences and intrinsic capacities are very wide and undifferentiated consideration of this population is problematic, from both comfort and concomitant wellbeing perspectives. With respect to thermal comfort in dwellings, the traditional approach may result in a significant proportion of older occupants experiencing thermal discomfort, and subsequent health issues. This study reports on the development of an alternative to the generalized static thermal comfort models. The approach utilises occupant-centric and data-driven models with deep learning algorithms. Better focused models will facilitate design guidelines for older people’s built environment that respond more directly to their needs, helping to decrease thermally-related vulnerability, enhance well-being, as well as minimizing reliance on heating and cooling and reducing energy use.
Keywords: Thermal conduct; personal comfort model; machine learning; older people
Rights: © 2019 - All rights reserved and published by the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), Australia
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