The correlation between social status and thermal context in the past with thermal comfort experiences

  • YEAR
    2004
  • AUTHORS
    Sugini
  • CATEGORIES
    2004 Conference Papers
    Architecture and the environment

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ABSTRACT: The objective of this research was to study the correlations between variables of social
status and thermal context in the past with thermal experiences, especially with the variables of thermal
discomfort experiences and thermal comfort image of certain building types.
To reach this research objective, 264 respondents were involved. The data was collected by
questionnaire. Analyses were done by the statistic of product moment and coefficient of contingency.
The conclusions of this research are: (1) The individual social situation characteristic variables and the
variable of thermal context in the past that have significant correlation with thermal comfort experiences
in the past are the type of job and the type of dominant ventilation system in daily life. The correlation
between thermal comfort experiences in the past with type of job is strong, and the correlation between
thermal comfort experiences in the past with the thermal context in the past is weak. (2) The type of job
is the most important variable in the prediction of the thermal comfort expectation of building occupant.
The second variable is the type of dominant ventilation system in the occupants’ daily life.
Based on these conclusions, it is recommended that, in building design, the thermal standard in design
guideline must be carefully based on the type of job and the type of dominant ventilation system in the
daily life of the people who will live inside the building.

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