ERIC Number: ED146693
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Thermal Analysis--Human Comfort--Indoor Environments. NBS Special Publication 491.
Mangum, Billy W., Ed.; Hill, James E., Ed.
Included in these proceedings are 11 formal papers presented by leading researchers in the field of thermal comfort and heat stress at a symposium held for the purpose of exploring new aspects of indoor thermal environments, caused primarily by the impact of energy conservation in new and existing buildings. The contributed papers were from Denmark, Sweden, and several research institutions in the United States, including the John B. Pierce Foundation at Yale University, Kansas State University, and Pennsylvania State University. Information was presented on a variety of approaches to determining human response to thermal environments. These included laboratory studies in environmental chambers utilizing instrumented human subjects, field studies involving surveys and questionnaires, mathematical modeling of humans, an analysis of some types of instruments used in assessing the quality of environments, and a discussion of the relationships between productivity and the thermal environment. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Conferences, Design Requirements, Energy Conservation, Environmental Research, Human Factors Engineering, Instrumentation, Interior Space, Productivity, Research, Thermal Environment
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Bureau of Standards (DOC), Washington, DC.
Note: Proceedings of a Symposium held at the National Bureau of Standards (Gaithersburg, Maryland, February 11, 1977); Not available in paper copy due small print size of original document