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Building Transition Spaces, Comfort and Energy Use

Pitts, Adrian, bin Saleh, Jasmi and Sharples, Steve (2008) Building Transition Spaces, Comfort and Energy Use. In: Towards Zero Energy Building. 25th Passive and Low Energy Architecture International Conference (2008). PLEA, Dublin, Ireland.

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    This paper describes research concerned with comfort in transition spaces. Transition
    spaces are entrance foyers, lobbies, atriums, corridors and other spaces through which
    people pass in travelling between the exterior and interior environment, or between different
    interior spaces. Such spaces tend to have higher energy requirements because of their
    stronger linkage with variations in the external climate. Transition spaces also offer
    opportunities too: they can act to condition occupant response when moving between zones,
    and occupant expectations for comfort in such zones may also be less stringent than for
    more continuously occupied spaces. The paper discusses these issues and includes
    analysis of occupants surveyed whilst passing through transition spaces. Results indicate
    that a wider interpretation of comfort bands is possible and that energy savings could be

    Item Type: Book Chapter
    Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
    T Technology > TH Building construction
    Schools: School of Art, Design and Architecture
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    Depositing User: Sara Taylor
    Date Deposited: 29 May 2012 14:45
    Last Modified: 29 May 2012 14:47


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