Comfort, buildings, built environment, acoustics, thermal, air quality, brightness, physical measurement, psychology, physiology, sociology, medicine, statistics, survey, big data, metadata, vulnerable audiences, building design, climate change, adaptation of individuals, sustainable building, home automation.
HUMAN COMFORT IN BUILDINGS An Interdisciplinary Approach in a Time of Climate Change
“Human Comfort in Buildings 2021” is the first edition of the international conference series focused on comfort and well-being in buildings and urban environments.
This conference series is intended to be an interdisciplinary exchange platform for scientists and industrialists who are invited to present their research work and experiments and to engage in transversal collaborations for generating innovative, trailblazing approaches to the conventions of comfort. The objective is to contribute to the contextualization, improvement, and optimization of the individual’s overall comfort and well-being in all types of buildings, including green and low energy consumption buildings.
This first conference will focus on contextualizing, appraising, and connecting the thermal, mechanical, acoustical, IAQ, and visual aspects of comfort under the concept of global comfort.
There is a significant pool of research work focused on individual or two combined dimensions of comfort. Yet, less work is integratively addressing the multi-dimensional aspects of comfort and the way they relate to people’s well-being.
In the context of rethinking the built environment to respond to the challenges of energy transition and the widespread use of building automation, it seems relevant to employ a comprehensive approach to the multi-dimensional aspects of comfort and well-being. Moreover, it is essential to follow through the findings to novel solutions and methodologies that can be integrated into the early stages of the building design process. Furthermore, the impact of global warming on buildings and the dramatic changes in weather conditions affect the comfort and security of the people in buildings and urban environments.
Our goal is to engage and support scientists and industrialists in exploring and generating cutting-edge and innovative solutions for improving the comfort and well-being of people in the built environment.