THE BARTLETT SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES
MSc Built Environment
ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN AND ENGINEERING
Coursework - Module E02 - Health and Comfort in Buildings
HOME THERMAL COMFORT STUDY
Coursework: C/w 4:
E02 – Health and Comfort in Buildings
HOME THERMAL COMFORT ESSAY
50% of marks for module th Tuesday 15 October 2013 th 10:30 am, Tuesday 19 November 2013
1500 (excluding references, tables and Appendix)
None (within reason!)
Word or PDF (preferably do NOT you submit a zipped file)
The main objective of the coursework is to
develop an understanding of the factors which determine thermal comfort in indoor domestic spaces.
At the end of this coursework, the student should be able to:
Have a basic understanding of some experimental methods such as monitoring, observations and estimates. Demonstrate an adequate level of academic report-writing skills, including analysis and presentation of data, and clarity in assumptions for graphs and calculations.
Demonstrate a good understanding of thermal comfort theory/variables, as well as a basic knowledge of the main thermal comfort standards.
For this exercise you are to install a datalogger in the main living space of your current home to record temperature and relative humidity over time. The datalogger will be set to sample conditions every 15 minutes, and collect one week’s data, including a weekend and periods when
References: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), (2010), ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 55-2010 - Thermal environmental conditions for human occupancy, British Standards, (2011), BS 5250: 2011 - Code of practice for control of condensation in buildings, London: BSI, (copies available via UCL’s electronic library, see databases section).