ERIC Number: ED111114
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Discomfort in Schools from Overheating in Summer. Current Paper 19/70.
Langdon, F. J.; Loudon, A. G.
Reprinted from The Journal of the Institution of Heating and Ventilating Engineers, v37 p265-274 Mar 1970
A survey of 914 teachers from 77 English schools was conducted to gather data on summer overheating of school classrooms. Teachers' reports were analyzed in terms of the structural and design characteristics of the rooms in order to isolate the factors responsible for thermal discomfort. The principal factors were found to be the orientation of the room, whether windows are provided in one side or more than one side of the room, the structural weight of the building, and the occurence of external noise near the room. Discomfort assessments were correlated with these building features and with calculated peak temperatures that combine their effects. Significant relationships between the two were demonstrated. (Author/JG)
Descriptors: Acoustical Environment, Building Design, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities, Human Factors Engineering, Occupational Surveys, School Buildings, School Surveys, Structural Elements (Construction), Teacher Attitudes, Thermal Environment, Ventilation, Windows
Distribution Unit, Application Services Division, Building Research Establishment Garston, Watford, WD2 7JR, England (Free, A charge may be made for supplies in quantity)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Building Research Establishment, Watford (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)