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Thermal Comfort

“Study amongst office workers showed a 6% reduction in work performance at 30°C interior temperature and a reduction of 4% at 15°C, compared with a study in the same space with interior temperature between 21°C  and 23°C. ”


While extremes in temperature can be fatal, even gentle fluctuations can cause discomfort – bedrooms can become too hot to sleep in at night, offices can be too cold to work in during the day, our limbs can get stiff from draughts, and so on.

There’s no ‘one size fits all’ recipe for thermal comfort: it’s the outcome of a well-balanced combination of building systems, which are adapted to both the local climate and the type of activities performed in the particular building. 

Creating comfort for employees in an open plan office in Chennai, for example, will require different solutions to those used for school children in a Stockholm classroom or athletes in a New York gym. 
The correct mix of systems will enable designers and builders to produce comfortable thermal environments that are adapted to different building users’ needs in any given space and time.

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