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Type: Conference paper
Title: A study of thermal mavericks in Australia
Author: Daniel, L.
Williamson, T.
Soebarto, V.
Chen, D.
Citation: Proceedings of 8th Windsor Conference: Counting the cost of comfort in a changing world, 2014 / Nicol, F., Roaf, S., Brotas, L., Humphreys, M. (ed./s), pp.1201-1216
Publisher: NCEUB
Publisher Place: UK
Issue Date: 2014
ISBN: 9780992895709
Conference Name: Windsor Conference 2014: Counting the cost of comfort (10 Apr 2014 - 13 Apr 2014 : Windsor, UK)
Editor: Nicol, F.
Roaf, S.
Brotas, L.
Humphreys, M.
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Lyrian Daniel, Terence Williamson, Veronica Soebarto, Dong Chen
Abstract: The research presented in this paper was conducted in order to test whether the thermal preferences of occupants in low energy houses are influenced by their environmental values. This was done through a thermal comfort study and Environmental Attitudes Inventory (EAI) of 40 low energy households located within two very different climates, cold temperate and hot humid, in Australia. The results show that the occupants of these dwellings considered conditions comfortable outside of the accepted adaptive thermal comfort limits and suggest that the conditions people find acceptable may be a function of their underlying environmental values. These results suggest that greater acknowledgement of atypical preferences in the mandatory assessment of building thermal performance is needed. The preliminary analysis presented in this paper is of the first six months of data collected in two cohorts of these ‘thermal maverick’ households (full data collection will cover approximately 12 months).
Keywords: Thermal preference; adaptive model; environmental concern; residential buildings
Rights: Copyright in the contents, the cover, the design and the typographical arrangement of this publication rests with the NCEUB unless otherwise stated. Copyright of the individual papers remains with the Authors.
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