Winter thermal comfort and indoor air quality in Swedish grade school classrooms, as assessed by the children
Paper i proceeding, 2016

This paper presents results from a pilot thermal comfort study in five Swedish grade school classrooms in three different buildings during winter 2015/16. The study includes measurements of environmental parameters (air temperature, globe temperature, relative humidity, air speed, CO2) and questionnaire surveys designed to match the children’s cognitive level. The questionnaire includes questions about thermal perception, air quality and air movement, as well as the children’s clothing level. The aim of this study is to investigate whether recently found differences in thermal sensation between children and adults outside the heating season also apply to the winter season. Children’s assessment is compared to the objective measurements during the surveys, to winter design criteria for school classrooms and to comfort temperatures from previous studies. The results agree with the previously found warmer sensation of children compared to adults’ predicted thermal sensation based on the currently used PMV model, although this time the difference is smaller. Regarding air quality, no relationship was found between children’s assessment and CO2 levels.

thermal comfort

air quality

School buildings

indoor temperature.

heating demand

Författare

Despoina Teli

Chalmers, Bygg- och miljöteknik

Jan-Olof Dalenbäck

Chalmers, Bygg- och miljöteknik, Installationsteknik

Proceedings of the 14th International Conference of Indoor Air Quality and Climate Ghent, Belgium July 3-8 2016

Ämneskategorier

Arkitekturteknik

Annan samhällsbyggnadsteknik

Husbyggnad

Drivkrafter

Hållbar utveckling

Styrkeområden

Energi