Collaborative research centre SFB/CRC 1244 is investigating new approaches to save significant amounts of resources through adaptive envelopes and structures. Investigations to date show the performance of selected adaptive elements in terms of building physics, energy and ecology. These enable conditioning of the indoor climate, but create non uniform and transient environments that affect thermal comfort. The goal is to develop a model to evaluate overall thermal comfort based on local comfort at body segments. This model fills a large research gap and can also be applied, for example, in the automotive sector.
- Funded by:
German Research Foundation