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ADAPTIVE COMFORT STANDARDS: Recent developments in ASHRAE 55-2010

17:00 - 18:30 16 April 2012

Location: Bartlett Room G01, Central House, 14 Upper Woburn Place, LONDON WC1H 0NN

Adaptive Comfort Standards

The Bartlett School of Graduate Studies is delighted to invite you to a lecture by Professor Richard de Dear. He will be speaking on:

ADAPTIVE COMFORT STANDARDS: Recent developments in ASHRAE 55-2010

Richard de Dear is an internationally renowned expert in the area of human thermal comfort. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers and a dozen books and monographs on the subject. Within that body of research it is his work on the "adaptive model of thermal comfort" that has had the greatest impact, receiving over a thousand citations within the indoor environmental literature (and earning him an H Index of 19). De Dear's adaptive model underpins the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers' thermal comfort standard, and several other national and international standards/codes are now evolving in similar directions, including most recently, the Netherlands and CEN. Countless "green buildings" around the world have been engineered on the basis of the adaptive comfort model.