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dc.contributor.authorKarol, Elizabeth
dc.identifier.citationKarol, E. 2016. Understanding possibilities: Thermal comfort using climatic design with low energy supplementation. Energy and Buildings. 157: pp. 30-34.

This paper uses an example of an architect designed and occupied suburban house in the temperate climate of Perth, Western Australia to demonstrate how climatic design and low-technology active systems can deliver thermal comfort in average climatic conditions. However when thermal conditions are more extreme acceptable temperature ranges may not be met. Thermal monitoring in the house over eight days of extreme temperatures in summer and winter shows that acceptable temperature ranges may not be met in winter. During extreme winter conditions south facing rooms fall below comfort conditions by up to 3. K in the late night and early morning. The conclusion drawn is that in naturally ventilated buildings personal and psychological behavioral adaptation must go hand-in-hand with climatic design. This behavioral adaptation may become more important in the future if current climatic extremes become the new normal.

dc.titleUnderstanding possibilities: Thermal comfort using climatic design with low energy supplementation
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleEnergy and Buildings
curtin.departmentDept of Architecture and Interior Architecture
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