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Understanding Thermal Comfort Conditions in Airport Terminal Buildings

Kotopouleas, Alkis, Nikolopoulou, Marialena (2014) Understanding Thermal Comfort Conditions in Airport Terminal Buildings. In: Proceedings 8th Windsor Conference: Counting the cost of comfort in a changing world. Windsor Conference 2014: Counting the cost of comfort in a changing world. . NCEUB ISBN 978-0-9928957-0-9. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This paper presents the results from the thermal comfort studies at three airport terminal buildings in the UK where seasonal on-site surveys were conducted. The investigation involved extensive monitoring of the indoor environmental conditions along with 3,087 questionnaire-guided interviews with terminal users. The paper quantifies the thermal requirements of the terminal population and focuses on the thermal perception of passengers and staff in different terminal spaces. The findings demonstrate the preference for a different thermal environment than the one experienced and that thermal neutrality is found to lie at lower temperatures than those experienced, suggesting an overheating issue, predominantly in winter. Passengers and staff present different satisfaction levels with the indoor environment while their thermal sensation is greatly affected from the characteristics and function of the terminal spaces.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Proceeding)
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
T Technology
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > Architecture
Depositing User: Alkis Kotopouleas
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2018 13:44 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 21:18 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/69650 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Kotopouleas, Alkis: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3818-156X
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