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Edifice Complex Podcast by host Adam Muggleton and
Which comes first: Comfort vs. efficiency?
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People operate spaces based on how they feel,
not on energy models. The same science used by engineers
when applied to define building problems is not applied to
integrate the human factor. The success of this strategy is
a miserably low satisfaction rate with the built
environment. If society honestly desires energy efficiency
from architecture, then it should not be the exclusive goal,
but rather the outcome from successfully achieving the
desired indoor climate.
This program brings together the building and health
sciences demonstrating online thermal comfort tools for
studying humans and enclosures for compliance with ASHRAE
Standard 55 Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human
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