THERMAL ENVIRONMENTS AND OCCUPANT THERMAL COMFORT: IN IRANIAN OFFICE BUILDINGS
Indoor thermal comfort not only affects on occupant's satisfaction, but also affects their productivity and performance. This book investigates the current thermal comfort conditions of existing offices to establish how office layout and indoor thermal environments provided affect the perceived thermal comfort and productivity achieved for the occupants. It further investigates through computer simulation program whether current thermal environments of offices could be improved while minimizing energy consumption by building fabric alterations in the existing studied offices. This book is a useful guide for anyone interested in Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) assessments. It enables you to learn more about different approaches and methods to assess the IEQ, particularly indoor thermal comfort. Moreover, this book guides you through computer simulation program how to associate the concept of building energy performance to the concept of building thermal comfort level. Overall this book provides information that aids students, architects, office managers and researchers in the field of built environments.