Thermal Comfort

Title Abstract Publication Date
Education Case Studies. Provides case studies for ten schools that variously improved indoor air quality, saved energy, and improved thermal comfort with Lennox equipment. 12/31/2009
Educational Facilities: Planning, Modernization, and Management. Fourth Edition. ...an air temperature of 65-68 degrees Fahrenheit at shoulder height for kindergarten and primary-grade students, and of 68- 0 degrees for older students, is healthful and comfortable. Convection... 12/31/2003
Effect of Indoor Environmental Quality on Occupant's Perception of Performance: a Comparative Study. Reports on a study to documents the difference between the occupant's perception of performance in a LEED-certified higher education building with a higher education building that is not LEED... 12/31/2004
Effects of Noise, Heat, and Indoor Lighting on Cognitive Performance and Self-Reported Affect. Reports the result of experiments that tested the effect of temperature, lighting, and noise on cognition and sense well-being in high school students. Students remembered fewer words at 27 degrees... 08/31/2001
Expending Energy-Conservation Goes a Long Way. Describes campus energy-saving strategies, emphasizing temperature control and campaigns to turn off lights and computers when not in use. 12/31/2005
Green Opportunities Focuses on making existing campus buildings more sustainable, beginning with assessment of energy and water use, indoor air quality, thermal comfort, materials, and construction. 02/28/2009
Growing Green Schools. Reviews the benefits of green schools in terms of indoor air quality, thermal comfort, acoustics, cleanability, and energy savings. The nominal costs of building green and the significant increase in... 11/30/2009
Healthy Building Design for the Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional Marketplace. Examines building design and construction that helps deliver both superior air quality, occupant thermal comfort, and minimize energy consumption. Explores an integrated building systems approach... 12/31/1998
Humidity Control in Minnesota Schools. Offers guidance to help school building managers and operators understand the process of moisture management. It explains why controlling humidity is important and what settings to choose. It also... 09/30/2005
HVAC and IAQ Systems. Advises on selecting a schol HVAC system for good indoor air quality, emphasizing filtration, quantity and sources of outside air, humidity control, thermal comfort, energy efficiency, geothermal... 12/31/2007
Improved Academic Performance. Student Health and Academic Performance: Using Research to Make the Case for Comprehensive IAQ Management in Schools. Provides links to research reports that link key environmental factors to health outcomes and students' ability to perform. Includes the latest scientific data on indoor environmental quality,... 12/31/2011
Improving Indoor Environmental Quality and Energy Performance of California K-12 Schools: D-2.2d Final CFD Analysis and Documentation Report. Presents conclusions from computational flow dynamics analysis of various classrooms in this California research into displacement ventilation in schools: 1) Sufficient cooling and thermal comfort... 06/15/2004
Improving Indoor Environmental Quality and Energy Performance of California K-12 Schools: D-2.5c Final Outline Specification and Schematic Design Report. Summarizes a general HVAC load calculation for a hypothetical single-level classroom building in coastal Southern California, and an identical building in Sacramento, including accommodations for... 07/28/2005
Improving Indoor Environmental Quality and Energy Performance of California K-12 Schools: D-2.8b Final Equipment List and Performance Specification. Documents the requirements for new products designed specifically for thermal displacement ventilation (TDV), with the objective of identifying new products for TDV that are not currently available.... 07/28/2005
Improving Indoor Environmental Quality and Energy Performance of California K-12 Schools: D2.2B Classroom Prototypes Developed Draft Report. Discusses the full-scale mockup classrooms developed to determine the supply airflow and supply air temperature conditions necessary to meet classroom cooling loads and maintain thermal comfort in... 12/04/2003
Improving Indoor Environmental Quality and Energy Performance of California K-12 Schools:D2.1b-TDV Research Coordination Final Report. Presents a report on the coordination of research for this study of thermal displacement ventilation (TDV) in California schools. The existing literature was reviewed to determine important design... 02/02/2004
Indoor Air Quality and Student Performance. This report examines how indoor air quality (IAQ) affects a child's ability to learn and provides several case studies of schools that have successfully addressed their indoor air problems, the... 07/31/2000
Indoor Air Quality Scientific Findings Resource Bank. Provides information for public health professionals, building professionals, and others who seek scientific information about the effects of IAQ on people's health or work performance. School-... 12/31/2009
Influence of the School Facility on Student Achievement: Thermal Environment This is review of research that examines the hypothesis that the thermal environment affects academic achievement at various grade levels within the school. Some of the research dates back to the... 03/31/1999
Keeping an Eye on Campus Facilities Temperatures and Humidity. Reviews the use of chart recorders and data loggers to continuously record humidity and temperature, with a goal of identifying problem areas. Instrument alarm and alert features, data handling and... 09/30/2007
Maintaining Student Performance. Describes how proper maintenance of school HVAC systems contributes to educational achievement through better air quality and thermal comfort. An example of preventive maintenance on systems in the... 05/31/2010
Minimum Temperature in Schools. The new Property Maintenance Code of New York State, section 602.4 for Occupiable work spaces, requires that indoor occupiable work spaces be supplied with heat during the period from September 15th... 12/31/2002
Moving Air for Comfort. Describes field study findings that reveal preferences for air movement among building occupants. In general, most occupants prefer more air movement than what they presently have. Risk of draft is... 04/30/2009
On Film. Describes selective solar films for windows that improves indoor air quality by reducing the amount of conditioned air needed and reducing offgassing from carpet and furniture. Films that admit... 01/31/2006
On the Use of Windcatchers in Schools: Climate Change, Occupancy Patterns, and Adaptation Strategies. Focuses on use of a windcatcher system in typical classrooms which are usually characterized by high and intermittent internal heat gains. The aims of this paper are 3-fold. First, to describe a... 05/31/2010

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