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Twentieth century standards for thermal comfort : Promoting high energy buildings

Roaf, Sue and Nicol, J. Fergus and Humphreys, Michael A. and Tuohy, Paul Gerard and Boerstra, Atze (2010) Twentieth century standards for thermal comfort : Promoting high energy buildings. Architectural Science Review, 53 (1). pp. 65-77. ISSN 0003-8628

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Abstract

There is an urgent need to build human capacity to make the often vulnerable and exposed buildings and communities we live and work in more resilient to the changing social, economic and physical environments around us. Extensive research has been done over the last decades on both mitigation and adaptation to climate change in the built environment, but the outputs of much of this research have failed to result in the wider uptake of effective greenhouse gas emission reduction solutions. This volume introduces credible fresh thinking on how this may be done. For the first time, an emerging generation of research is brought together that is directly concerned with understanding, influencing and leading the transformation of markets and thinking in the built environment.