Despoina Teli

Docent at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Services Engineering

Dr Despoina Teli is an associate professor at the Division of Building Services Engineering. Since 2012 she has been working as a lecturer in Energy and Sustainability at the University of Southampton, UK. Despoina’s research interests are focused on the interaction between buildings and their occupants, with a particular interest in thermal comfort and energy use. She is currently running a project on young children’s thermal comfort in grade school classrooms, which aims to increase our understanding of the year-round indoor climate requirements for school environments.

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Showing 26 publications

2018

Exploring the Link between Thermal Experience and Adaptation to a New Climate

Rucha Amin, Despoina Teli, Patrick James
Future Cities and Environment. Vol. 4 (1)
Journal article
2018

Development of the ASHRAE Global Thermal Comfort Database II

Veronika Földváry Ličina, Toby Cheung, Hui Zhang et al
Building and Environment. Vol. 142, p. 502-512
Journal article
2018

Investigating Recommended Temperature Zones and Clothing Assumptions in the Assessment of Classrooms’ Thermal Environment

Despoina Teli, Jan-Olof Dalenbäck
Cold Climate HVAC 2018. CCC 2018. Springer Proceedings in Energy, p. 825-834
Paper in proceedings
2018

Evaluation of Retrofit Approaches for Two Social Housing Tower Blocks in Portsmouth, UK

Victoria Aragon, Despoina Teli, Patrick James
Future Cities and Environment. Vol. 4 (1)
Journal article
2018

Moving beyond averages: variations in reported thermal comfort

Stephanie Gauthier, Despoina Teli
Proceedings of the Tenth International Windsor Conference : Rethinking Comfort
Paper in proceedings
2018

Skolbarn har det för varmt på jobbet

Despoina Teli, Jan-Olof Dalenbäck
Energi & Miljö. Vol. 2018 (9), p. 44-46
Magazine article
2018

Indoor Temperature Variations in Swedish Households: Implications for Thermal Comfort

Despoina Teli, Sarka Langer, Lars Ekberg et al
Cold Climate HVAC 2018. CCC 2018. Springer Proceedings in Energy, p. 835-845
Paper in proceedings
2017

Are heavyweight buildings more comfortable? The potential of thermal mass in increasing thermal comfort

Stephanie Gauthier, Despoina Teli, Patrick James et al
Proceedings of PLEA2017 Passive and Low Energy Architecture
Paper in proceedings
2017

Thermal Performance Evaluation of School Buildings using a Children-based Adaptive Comfort Model

Despoina Teli, Leonidas Bourikas, Patrick James et al
Procedia Environmental Sciences. International Conference on Sustainable Synergies from Buildings to the Urban Scale (SBE). Thessaloniki, GREECE, 16-19 OCT , 2016. Vol. 38, p. 844-851
Paper in proceedings
2017

Quantifying Thermal Bridge Effects and Assessing Retrofit Solutions in a Greek Residential Building

Stella Kotti, Despoina Teli, Patrick James
Procedia Environmental Sciences. Vol. 38, p. 306-313
Journal article
2016

Investigating the impact of thermal history on indoor environmental preferences in a modern halls of residence complex

Rucha Amin, Despoina Teli, Patrick James
Proceedings of 9th Windsor Conference: Making Comfort Relevant, 07 - 10 Apr 2016. Windsor, GB
Paper in proceedings
2016

The influence of a student’s ‘home’ climate on room temperature and indoor environmental controls use in a modern halls of residence

Rucha Amin, Despoina Teli, Patrick James
Energy and Buildings. Vol. 119, p. 331-339
Journal article
2016

Investigating the impact of communal heating charges on internal temperature profiles, thermal expectation and excess in energy demand

Stephanie Gauthier, Victoria Aragon, Leonidas Bourikas et al
Demand Conference 2016, Lancaster, UK
Paper in proceedings
2016

Thermal adaptation to high indoor temperatures during winter in two UK social housing tower blocks

Despoina Teli, Stephanie Gauthier, Victoria Aragon et al
Proceedings of 9th Windsor Conference: Making Comfort Relevant, 07 - 10 Apr 2016. Windsor, GB
Paper in proceedings
2016

Winter thermal comfort and indoor air quality in Swedish grade school classrooms, as assessed by the children

Despoina Teli, Jan-Olof Dalenbäck, Lars Ekberg
Proceedings of the 14th International Conference of Indoor Air Quality and Climate Ghent, Belgium July 3-8 2016
Paper in proceedings
2015

Fuel poverty-induced ‘prebound effect’ in achieving the anticipated carbon savings from social housing retrofit

Despoina Teli, T Dimitriou, PAB James et al
Building Services Engineering Research and Technology (2), p. 176-193
Journal article
2015

Using Post Occupancy Evaluation data to understand student use of indoor environmental controls in a modern halls of residence

R. Amin, Despoina Teli, P.A. James et al
Proceedings of14th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies
Paper in proceedings
2015

Investigating the principal adaptive comfort relationships for young children

Despoina Teli, P.A.B. James, M.F. Jentsch
Building Research and Information. Vol. 43 (3), p. 371-382
Journal article
2014

The role of a building's thermal properties on pupils' thermal comfort in junior school classrooms as determined in field studies

Despoina Teli, M.F. Jentsch, P.A.B. James
Building and Environment. Vol. 82, p. 640-654
Journal article
2014

Impact of current occupant behaviour on potential carbon savings in a council owned tower block undergoing retrofit

T. Dimitriou, Despoina Teli, P.A.B. James et al
Proceedings of CIBSE ASHRAE Technical Symposium 2014
Paper in proceedings
2014

Do the constants used in adaptive comfort algorithms reflect the observed responses of children in junior school classrooms?

Despoina Teli, P.A.B. James, M.F. Jentsch
Proceedings of 8th Windsor Conference: Counting the Cost of Comfort in a changing world
Paper in proceedings
2013

Thermal comfort in naturally ventilated primary school classrooms

Despoina Teli, P.A.B. James, M.F. Jentsch
Building Research and Information. Vol. 41 (3), p. 301-316
Journal article
2012

Field study on thermal comfort in a UK primary school

Despoina Teli, M.F. Jentsch, P.A.B. James
Proceedings of 7th Windsor Conference: The Changing Context of Comfort in an Unpredictable World
Paper in proceedings
2012

Naturally ventilated classrooms: An assessment of existing comfort models for predicting the thermal sensation and preference of primary school children

Despoina Teli, M.F. Jentsch, P.A.B. James
Energy and Buildings. Vol. 53, p. 166-182
Journal article
2011

Overheating risk evaluation of school classrooms

Despoina Teli, M.F. Jentsch, P.A.B. James et al
Proceedings of World Renewable Energy Congress 2011
Paper in proceedings

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Showing 2 research projects

2019–2021

Energiprestanda och innemiljö i skolbyggnader

Jan-Olof Dalenbäck Building Services Engineering
Sarka Langer Building Services Engineering
Despoina Teli Building Services Engineering
Swedish Energy Agency

2015–2018

Innemiljökvalitet och energieffektivitet i skolbyggnader: Utveckling av kriterier baserade på skolbarnens behov

Jan-Olof Dalenbäck Building Services Engineering
Despoina Teli Building Services Engineering
VINNOVA

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