Air Conditioning, Comfort and Energy in India's Commercial Building Sector

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dc.contributor.author Thomas, Leena en_US
dc.contributor.author De Dear, Richard en_US
dc.contributor.author Rawal, Rajan en_US
dc.contributor.author Lall, Ashok en_US
dc.contributor.author Thomas, Pallivathukkal en_US
dc.contributor.editor - en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T11:10:50Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-02T11:10:50Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier 2010000752 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Thomas Leena et al. 2010, 'Air Conditioning, Comfort and Energy in India's Commercial Building Sector', , Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings (NCEUB), http://nceub.org.uk, , pp. 1-12. en_US
dc.identifier.issn - en_US
dc.identifier.other E1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/16603
dc.description.abstract Before India's building sector can fulfil its CO2 abatement potential, it is imperative for new build projects, especially those which provide for commercial and public functions, to eschew the energy-intensive designs that characterized western commercial buildings of the 20th century. In the absence of an adaptive thermal comfort standard specifically for India's climatic and cultural context, the current trend is simply to design air- conditioned buildings to meet the stringent ASHRAE and ISO 'Class A' comfort specifications. This paper proposes a holistic Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) study of a cross section of Indian office buildings purposively stratified across a range of energy intensities with diverse environmental control systems and design approach in different climatic zones to develop an adaptive thermal comfort standard. By climatically adapting indoor design temperatures, the standard will offer India a low-carbon development pathway for its commercial building sector without compromising overall comfort or productivity. en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.publisher Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings (NCEUB) en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://nceub.commoncense.info/index.php?n=OpenAccess.WindsorConference2010 en_US
dc.title Air Conditioning, Comfort and Energy in India's Commercial Building Sector en_US
dc.parent Proceedings of Conference: Adapting to Change: New Thinking on Comfort en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation http://nceub.org.uk en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 12 en_US
dc.cauo.name DAB.School of Architecture en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 120104 en_US
dc.personcode 000234 en_US
dc.personcode 0000066182 en_US
dc.personcode 0000066184 en_US
dc.personcode 0000066183 en_US
dc.personcode 996718 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Architectural Science and Technology (incl. Acoustics, Lighting, Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design) en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom Windsor Conference on Thermal Comfort en_US
dc.date.activity 20100409 en_US
dc.location.activity Windsor, UK en_US
dc.description.keywords climate change mitigation; adaptation; thermal comfort; India. en_US
dc.staffid 996718 en_US


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