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Martínez-Molina, Antonio and Boarin, Paola and Tort-Ausina, Isabel and Vivancos, José-Luis (2017) Post-occupancy evaluation of a historic primary school in Spain: Comparing PMV, TSV and PD for teachers' and pupils' thermal comfort. Building and Environment, 117. ISSN 03601323

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With attention increasingly shifting toward adaptation and energy upgrade of existing and historic buildings, research on Post-Occupancy Evaluation (POE) has grown notably in recent years. School buildings are a significant asset to the European building stock and an important field of investigation because of the peculiarities of the end users and the impact of indoor environmental conditions on their health and productivity. Building on recent literature, particularly the method of Povl Ole Fanger, this research presents the results of a quantitative and qualitative study performed to assess the thermal comfort conditions of a primary school located in a historic building in Villar del Arzobispo, Spain. As the study involves six and seven-year-old pupils, appropriate questionnaires for subjective thermal comfort evaluation were defined with the pedagogical support of the teachers, who also took part in the research and helped deliver the surveys to the children. The Predicted Mean Vote (PMV) and Percentage of Dissatisfied (PD) were then calculated for the evaluation of thermal comfort from measurements and questionnaires, for both pupils and teachers, using the classroom as a sample size. The results show a difference between pupils' and teachers' subjective opinions, with the children displaying a higher and more-difficult-to-reach threshold for indoor thermal comfort.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Post-Occupancy Evaluation; Thermal comfort; Indoor environmental quality; Historic buildings; School buildings
Subjects: English
English > Management and Case Studies
Depositing User: Susanna Carlsten
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2020 08:47
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2020 08:47

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