Despoina Teli

Associate Professor at 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 34 publications

2020

Evaluating assumptions of scales for subjective assessment of thermal environments – Do laypersons perceive them the way, we researchers believe?

Marcel Schweiker, Maíra André, Farah Al-Atrash et al
Energy and Buildings. Vol. 211
Journal article
2020

Guidelines to bridge the gap between adaptive thermal comfort theory and building design and operation practice

Runa T. Hellwig, Despoina Teli, Marcel Schweiker et al
Proceedings of Windsor 2020 Resilient comfort
Paper in proceedings
2020

The importance of sample grouping; Exploring thermal sensitivity of occupants within one building type and ventilation mode

Despoina Teli, Stephanie Gauthier
Proceedings of Windsor 2020 Resilient comfort, p. 997-1007
Paper in proceedings
2020

Facilitating responsive interaction between occupants and building systems through dynamic post-occupancy evaluation

L. Bourikas, Despoina Teli, Rucha Amin et al
IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science. Vol. 410 (1)
Paper in proceedings
2019

A framework for adopting adaptive thermal comfort principles in design and operation of buildings

Runa T. Hellwig, Despoina Teli, Marcel Schweiker et al
Energy and Buildings. Vol. 205
Journal article
2019

Applying adaptive principles: Developing guidance for planning practice

Runa T. Hellwig, Despoina Teli, Marcel Schweiker et al
PROCEEDINGS OF THE 1ST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMFORT AT THE EXTREMES: ENERGY, ECONOMY AND CLIMATE
Paper in proceedings
2019

The Scales Project, a cross-national dataset on the interpretation of thermal perception scales

Marcel Schweiker, Amar Abdul-Zahra, Maíra André et al
Scientific data. Vol. 6 (1), p. 289-
Journal article
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 33rd PLEA International Conference: Design to Thrive, PLEA 2017. Vol. 1, p. 1084-1091
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

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. Vol. 37 (2), p. 176-193
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

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 5 research projects

2019–

Users’ impact on domestic energy consumption

Despoina Teli Building Services Engineering
Sarka Langer Building Services Engineering
Holger Wallbaum Building Technology
Quan Jin Building Technology
Chalmers

2019–2021

I-CUB: "Indoor Climate-Users-Buildings" - interrelationships affecting residential thermal comfort and building related health symptoms

Despoina Teli Building Services Engineering
Sarka Langer Building Services Engineering
Paula Wahlgren Building Technology
Pawel Wargocki Unknown organization
Gabriel Beko Unknown organization
Formas

2019–2021

Energy performance and indoor environment quality in school buildings

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

2019–2020

Drivers of heating patterns and their impact on residential energy use

Despoina Teli Building Services Engineering
Jan-Olof Dalenbäck Building Services Engineering
Sarka Langer 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
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