This is a network of researchers, consultants, designers and manufacturers concerned with building-related energy issues and the requirements for human thermal comfort. The aim of the network is to define and promote the research effort needed to understand and enhance the thermal comfort of building occupants whilst also minimising the energy use of buildings, in particular those without year-round mechanical heating and cooling.
Outputs from members of the network include research to underpin new norms and standards for indoor climate and design guidance for building controls. The network is a centre for information in this field of research and advice on the implications of the work for the training of building professionals. Membership currently stands at more than 300, with representation from 33 countries.
First notice WINDSOR CONFERENCE 2014
-Thursday 10th April to Sunday 13th April 2014 at Cumberland Lodge conference centre, Windsor Great Park, UK
PEOPLE AND BUILDINGS 2012 - A conference for Masters Students
-Tuesday 18th September 2012 at the graduate centre (designed by Daniel Libeskind) London Metropolitan University, Tower Building, North Campus 166-220 Holloway Road, London N7 8DB
Timetable of the conference
All papers of the conference are available here
list of authors and abstract titles at 29th August
WINDSOR CONFERENCE 2012 - The changing context of comfort in an unpredictable world
-Thursday 12th April to Sunday 15th April 2012 at Cumberland Lodge conference centre, Windsor Great Park, UK
Final timetable available here
As part of the conference there will be four workshops
Workshop descriptions here
Abstracts of all papers are available here
Short conference report
Group photo of delegates (courtesy of Ashak Nathwani)
Meeting: Thermal Comfort in the Magreb
will be held in ABE meeting room ( ground floor behind registry),
University of Westminster, 35 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LS,
14.00-17.00 on Tuesday 29th November Speakers so far include: El Khier
Belayat ( Algeria) Nadya Gabril ( Libya)
PEOPLE AND BUILDINGS - A conference for Masters Students
Open access to Masters conference papers
Open access to Masters conference presentations
-Friday 23rd September 2011 at Arup 8 Fitzroy street, London W1T 4BQ
Timetable of the conference
Comfort in traditional buildings: an appeal for insights
BOOK LAUNCH: DAYLIGHTING ARCHITECTURE AND LIGHTING DESIGN
Peter Tregenza and Michael Wilson
Tuesday 15th March 2011 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Fyvie Hall, University of Westminster309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW
NCEUB hosted a workshop on the new Chinese standard for thermal comfort on 9th June 2010 at offices of Arup UK The agenda and presentations are available here
NCEUB organise and host the prestigious Windsor Conferences which are held at Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park. The last Windsor Conference was in April 2010. Papers and presentations can be downloaded from this website below
ADAPTING TO CHANGE: NEW THINKING ON COMFORT, 9-11 April 2010, Cumberland Lodge Conference Centre, Windsor UK.
The network holds regular workshops and conferences. The 2009 Autumn Conference ADAPTING TO FUTURE CLIMATES was held on 8th September in Edinburgh. The timetable with abstracts and presentations can be accessed here: NCEUB Autumn Conference. An evening meeting "Design of comfortable low energy buildings" was hosted by the Scottish Energy Systems Group
In July 2008 NCEUB organised an International Conference on the topic AIR-CONDITIONING & THE LOW CARBON COOLING CHALLENGE (see WindsorConference for details).
If you are interested in more information about the Network or in becoming involved as a member of the Network please contact the co-ordinator, Professor Fergus Nicol, who is based at the Low Energy Architecture Research Unit (LEARN), in London Metropolitan University. Go to the Contact page to complete a membership form online (at no charge).