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dc.contributor.advisorJohn Fernandez.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWebb, Amanda Laurelen_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-13T18:58:07Z
dc.date.available2012-09-13T18:58:07Z
dc.date.copyright2012en_US
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/72870
dc.descriptionThesis (S.M. in Architecture Studies)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 2012.en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 67-70).en_US
dc.description.abstractOur thermal experience is never neutral. Whether standing near a cold window in the winter, or in the shade on a sunny day, we constantly experience a rich set of thermal stimuli. Yet, many of the tools used in professional practice to analyze and design thermal environments in buildings do not account for the richness of our thermal experience. This disconnect between our analysis tools and our experience results in buildings that use more energy than they should, and that leave occupants dissatisfied with their thermal environment. This thesis seeks to bridge the gap between our thermal experience and our building thermal analysis tools. A unique methodology has been developed that produces mapping of thermal comfort parameters in all three spatial dimensions, as well as over time. Both heat balance and adaptive comfort indices have been incorporated into the methodology. An accompanying software program, called cMap, has been developed to illustrate the ways that this methodology can be used with existing energy analysis software and to demonstrate how it can fit into existing analysis workflows in professional practice.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Amanda Laurel Webb.en_US
dc.format.extent166 p.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectArchitecture.en_US
dc.titleMapping comfort : an analysis method for understanding diversity in the thermal environmenten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.M.in Architecture Studiesen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Architecture
dc.identifier.oclc808369177en_US


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