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Windsor Conference 2012 The papers are presented in the order they will be delivered in the conference with links to papers in pdf format
Draft timetable available here

The changing context of comfort in an unpredictable world
12th-15th April 2012
Cumberland Lodge, Windsor
Thursday 12th April 2012
Welcome by Fergus Nicol, NCEUB London Metropolitan University
After Dinner Talk - chaired by Fergus Nicol
Shin Ichi Tanabe, Waseda University, Japan
Thermal Comfort and Productivity in Offices under Mandatory Electricity Savings after Great East Japan Earthquake
Friday 13th April 2012
SESSION 1: Understanding the complexity of comfort
Invited chair: Andreas Wagner
Daniel Ryan, University of Sydney, Australia
Civilising Comfort: 1914-1945
Jungsoo Kim, University of Sydney, Australia
How does occupant perception on specific IEQ factors affect overall satisfaction?
Jungsoo Kim, Richard deDear
Hatsuki Takahashi, Japan Minka Revival Association, Japan
A Case Study about Comfort Level in Residential Space
Hatsuki Takahashi and Keiko Takahashi
Lieve Weytjens, PHL University College, Belgium
Simplified calculation model for predicting overheating in early design phases. A trade-off between simplicity and accuracy
Lieve Weytjens and Griet Verbeeck
Darunee Mongkolsawat, University College London, UK
Facility Management Role in Thermal Adaptability Enhancement in Thai Universities.
Darunee Mongkolsawat, Alexi Marmot and Marcella Ucci
Renata De Vecchi, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Thermal history and its influence on occupants' thermal acceptability and cooling preferences in warm-humid climates: a new desire for comfort?
Renata De Vecchi, Christhina Cândido and Roberto Lamberts
SESSION 2: Schools and non-domestic buildings )
(Invited chair Michael Adebamowo
Despoina Teli, Southampton University, UK
Field study on thermal comfort in a UK primary school
Despoina Teli, Mark F. Jentsch, Patrick A.B. James and AbuBakr S. Bahaj
John Goins, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Links between occupant complaint handling and building performance
John Goins and Mithra Moezzi
Craig Roussac, Investa Property Group, Sydney, Australia
Simple, timely and actionable feedback improves commercial office building performance
Craig Roussac and Richard deDear
Jing Liu, University of Reading, UK
Investigations of occupants' behavioural adaptation for improving thermal comfort in workplaces
Jing Liu, Runming Yao and Rachel McCloy
Andrea Wheeler, Loughborough University, UK
"From Agent of Change to Global Citizen?" Dialogue, drawings, narratives and performances of secondary school children engaged with the design a sustainable school.
Peter Holzer Danube-University Krems, Austria
Light Penetration Factor - A new approach towards designing for comfort with direct sunlight
Peter Holzer and Renate Hammer
WORKSHOP1: Standards for the indoor environmental Quality
Chair Bjarne Olesen (Danish Technical University)
Workshop description
Bjarne Olesen, Danish Technical University
Revision of EN15251 standard related to criteria for the indoor environment
Runa T. Hellwig, Augsburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Developing a Revised Rule on Workplace Temperature Requirements
Runa T. Hellwig and Kersten Bux
Baizhan Li, Chongqing University, P. R. China
The Chinese Evaluation Standard for the Indoor Thermal Environment in Free-running Buildings
Baizhan Li, Runming Yao, Qinqing Wang, Yangang Pan and Wei Yu
Ken Parsons, Loughborough University, UK
Presentation on ISO standards for ergonomics of the physical environment
WORKSHOP2 Designing Comfortable Buildings
Chairs: Susan Roaf (Heriot Watt University, UK) and Fionn Stevenson (Sheffield University, UK)
Workshop description
Richard de Dear, University of Sydney, Australia
An Adaptive Thermal Comfort Policy for a Geographically Dispersed Property Portfolio; Deciding When and Where to Air-Condition in a Warm Climate Zone
Richard deDear and Christhina Candido
Fionn Stevenson,Sheffield University UK
Designing for comfort - usability barriers in low carbon housing
Fionn Stevenson, Isabel Carmona-Andreu and Mary Hancock
Madhavi Indraganti, University of Tokyo, Japan
Significance of air movement for thermal comfort in warm climates: A discussion in Indian context
Madhavi Indraganti, Ryozo Ooka and Hom Rijal
Susan Roaf, Heriot-Watt uUniversity, UK
Adapting REALL building design for comfort in a changing climate
Sue Roaf and Gary Clark
SESSION 3: short presentations with Poster
Invited chairs Peter Holzer and Luisa Brotas
Marieli Azoia Lukiantchuki, University of São Paulo, Brazil
The use of sheds to promote the natural ventilation: the work of Brazilian architect João Filgueiras Lima, Lelé
Kazuhiro  Washinosu, Kogakuin University, Japan
Thermal comfort when moving from one environment to another
Kazuhiro  Washinosu, Ikuno Suzuki and Tatsuo Nobe
Noriko Umemiya, Osaka City University, Japan
Faults and claims about thermal environments in relation to building equipment and energy conservation measures in smaller office buildings
Andrea Wheeler, Loughborough University, UK
The comfort dimension when evaluating the discrepancy between predicted and actual energy performance in new school buildings
Andrea Wheeler, Dino Bouchlaghem and Masoud Malekzadeh
Ashak Nathwani , University of Sydney, Australia
The Missing Link - Next Generation IEQ LAB with Ultimate Flexibility
Ashak Nathwani Richard De Dear and Christhina Cândido
E.E. (Noortje) Alders, Delft University of Technology, Holland
Energy efficiency versus overheating in a temperate climate for residential buildings
E.E. (Noortje) Alders, Stanley Kurvers and Eric van den Ham
Adetokunbo (Toks) Sangowawa, KOA Consultants Ltd Nigeria
The concept of thermal comfort in the built environment given the current global economic crisis - a case study of Lagos, Nigeria
Adetokunbo Sangowawa and Michael Adebamowo
Katsuno Jiro, Tokyo City University, Japan
Investigation of the comfort temperature and adaptive model in Japanese houses in summer
Katsuno Jiro and Hom Bahadur Rijal
Arash Beizaee, Loughborough University, UK
Assessing the ability of PMV model in predicting thermal sensation in naturally ventilated buildings in UK
Arash Beizaee, Steven K. Firth, Keyur Vadodaria and Dennis Loveday
Ikuno Suzuki, Kogakuin University, Japan
'Adaptive Effect to Thermal Comfort of Cool Chair in ZEB Office
Ikuno Suzuki,Kazuhiro Washinosu and Tatsuo Nobe
Boris Kingma, Christel Jacquot and Wouter van Marken Lichtenbelt (Joint presentation), Maastricht University Medical Center, Holland
Energy efficient living - INTEWON: From measuring to modelling to managing
Boris Kingma, Christel Jacquot, Wouter van Marken Lichtenbelt, A van der Aa, EM Steg, AJH Frijns and F de Haas
After Dinner Talk - chaired by Susan Roaf
Andy Ford, President, Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), UK
A view from the Coal Face of practice: how the changing circumstances around us are affecting the ways we way we design buildings
Saturday 14th April 2012
SESSION 4: Thermal comfort and domestic buildings
Invited chair: Michael Humphreys
Kevin Lomas Loughborough University, UK
Summertime temperatures in 282 UK homes: thermal comfort and overheating risk
Kevin Lomas and T Kane
Chris Tweed, Welsh School of Architecture, UK
Thermal experience in an era of low exergy domestic heating systems
Chris Tweed and Dylan Dixon
Keyur Vadodaria, Loughborough University, UK
Identifying a suitable method for studying thermal comfort in people's homes
Vireen Limbachiya, Keyur Vadodaria, Dennis Loveday and Victoria Haines
Honjou Miho, Tokyo City University, Japan
Investigation of comfort temperature and adaptive model in Japanese houses
Honjou Miho, Hom B Rijal and Takashi Nakaya
Hom Bahadur Rijal, Tokyo City University, Japan
Investigation of window opening behavior in Japanese houses
Hom Bahadur Rijal and Takashi Nakaya
Valentina Fabia, Technical University of Denmark
Window opening behaviour: simulations of occupant behaviour in residential buildings using models based on a field survey
Valentina Fabia, Rune Korsholm Andersen and Stefano Paolo Corgnatia
SESSION 5: Domestic Buildings (continued), overheating and climate change
Invited chair: Stanley Kurvers
Rajat Gupta, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Adapting UK suburban homes for a warming climate
Rajat Gupta and Matt Greg
Andrea Burris, Loughborough University, UK
Exploring Comfort in the Home: Towards an Interdisciplinary Framework for Domestic Comfort
Andrea Burris, Val Mitchell, Victoria Haines
Azadeh Montazani, Coventry University, UK
Using an inappropriate thermal benchmark leads to overheating in UK primary schools
Azadeh Montazani and Fergus Nicol
Mike G.M. van der Heijden, Eindhoven University of Technology, Holland
Heatwave vulnerability classification of residential buildings
Mike G.M. van der Heijden, B. Blocken and J.L.M. Hensen
Marcel Schweiker Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
Is there a method for understanding human reactions to climatic changes? - Developing experimental designs for climate chambers and field measurements to reveal further insights to adaptive processes
Marcel Schweiker, Sabine Brasche, Wolfgang Bischof and Andreas Wagner
Ulrike Passe, Iowa State University, USA
Future context for thermal comfort: Impact of a changing climate on energy demand and human thermal comfort
Ulrike Passe, Bryan Mann, Shannon Rabideau and Gene Takle
SESSION 6: Short papers with poster
Invited chairs Hom Rijal and Craig Roussac
Teruyuki Saito, Nagoya University, Japan
Effect of Air Movement in Housing during Japanese Summers
Teruyuki Saito and Satoru Kuno
Carolin Schmidt, Fraunhofer-Institut für Bauphysik, Germany
Accuracy of mean skin temperature calculations and measurements in thermal comfort-related assessment
Carolin Schmidt, Daniel Wölki, Gunnar Grün and Christoph van Treeck
Marcel Schweiker, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
Analysis of human interactions together with human-body exergy consumption rate
Marcel Schweiker, Masanori Shukuya and Andreas Wagner
Masanori Shukuya, Tokyo City University, Japan
Calculation of Human-body Exergy Balance for Investigating Thermal Comfort under Transient Conditions
Masanori Shukuya, K. Tokunaga and M. Onoma
Sara Francisco, Pólo II da Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Numerical evaluation of radiative heat exchanges between human beings and cooling radiant systems
Sara Francisco, António M. Raimundo, Adélio M. Gaspar and Divo A. Quintela
Trevor Keeling, Buro Happold, UK
How the sensory experience of buildings can contribute to wellbeing and productivity
Trevor Keeling, Derek J. Clements-Croome, Rachael Luck and Philip Pointer
John Goins, University of California, Berkeley, USA
User perspectives on outdoor noise in buildings with operable windows
John Goins, Chungyoon Chun and Hui Zhang
Stephanie Gauthier, University College London, UK
Predictive thermal comfort model: Are the field studies measuring the most influential variables?
Stephanie Gauthier and David Shipworth
Stefano Schiavon, University of California, USA
Predictive clothing insulation model based on outdoor air and indoor operative temperatures
Stefano Schiavon and Kwang Ho Lee
Renata Barreto, London Metropolitan University, UK
Planning barriers to the Government agreements for reducing carbon emissions in existing houses
Renata Barreto and Luisa Brotas
Luisa Brotas, London Metropolitan University, UK
Natural versus mechanical ventilation - towards sustainability
Luisa Brotas and Fergus Nicol
Eduardo L. Krüger, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
Comparison of outdoor comfort field data against calculations of the thermal indices PMV and PET
Eduardo L. Krüger, Rohinton Emmanuel,Patricia Drach and Oscar Corbella
WORKSHOP3: Personal Control and Occupant behaviour in office buildings
Chairs Atze Boerstra, Gail Brager, Rune Andersen
Workshop description
Atze Boerstra, BBA Binnenmilieu, Holland
Impact of Available and Perceived Control on Comfort and Health in European Office Buildings
Atze Boerstra, Tim Beuker, Marcel Loomans and Jan Hensen
Katie Ackerly , University of California, USA
Window Signaling Systems: Control Strategies & Occupant Behavior
Katie Ackerly and Gail Brager
WORKSHOP4 How to make comfortable low energy buildings that really do work?
Chair: Paul Tuohy (Strathclyde University, UK)
Workshop description
Paul Tuohy, Strathclyde University, UK
Why advanced buildings don't work?
Alberto Hernandez Neto,University of Sao Paolo, Brazil
Computational analysis - Evaluation of the impact of the user expertise on the results of simulation tools
Alberto Hernandez Neto, Anarrita Bueno Buoro and Flávio Augusto Sanzovo Fiorelli
Sarah Juricici, Delft University of Technology, Holland
Robustness of a building: relationship between building characteristics and energy use and health and comfort perception
Sarah Juricic, Eric van den Ham and Stanley Kurvers
Sunday 15th April 2012
SESSION 7: Hot Climates
Invited chair: Jens Pfafferott
Tri Harso Karyono Tarumanagara University, Indonesia
Temperature performance and thermal comfort study in vernacular houses in East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Tri Harso Karyono
Gabriel Gomez-Azpeitia, University of Colima, Mexico
Extreme adaptation to extreme environments: case study of hot dry, hot sub-humid, and hot humid climates in Mexico
Gabriel Gomez-Azpeitia, G. Bojórquez-Morales, R.P. Ruiz, E. González and A. Tejeda
Margot PellegrinoPolytechnic of Turin, Italyy
A field survey in Calcutta. Architectural issues, thermal comfort and adaptive mechanisms in hot humid climates.
Margot Pellegrino, M. Simonetti and L. Fournier
Yayi Arsandrie, Delft University of Technology, Holland
Comfort Temperatures for the Low-Income Group in a Hot-Humid Climate
Yayi Arsandrie, Stanley R. Kurvers and Regina M.J. Bokel
Michael Adebamowo, University of Lagos, Nigeria
Energy Savings in Housing Through Enlightened Occupant Behaviour and By Breaking Barriers to Comfort:- A Case Study of A Hostel Design in Nigeria.
Michael Adebamowo and Jens Pfafferott
Mohammad Taleghani, Delft University of Technology, Holland
The Effect of Different Transitional Spaces on Thermal Comfort and Energy Consumption of Residential Buildings
Mohammad Taleghani,
SESSION 8: Comfort models and outdoor comfort
Invited chair: Lutz Katchner
Wouter van Marken Lichtenbelt, Maastricht University Medical Center, Holland
Keynote speech: The Indoor climate: towards comfort and health - Building and occupant energetics (resumé)
Eduardo L. Krüger, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
Predicting outdoor thermal sensation from two field studies in Curitiba, Brazil and Glasgow, UK using the universal thermal climate index (UTCI)
Eduardo L. Krüger, P. Bröde, R. Emmanuel and D. Fiala
Mohammad Kotbi, University of New South Wales, Australia
Validating Fanger's PMV model in a 'real' field study
Mohammad Kotbi, Steve King and Deo Prasad
Tom Parkinson, The University of Sydney, Australia
Perception of Transient Thermal Environments: Pleasure and Alliesthesia.
Tom Parkinson
Lisje Schellen, Eindhoven University of Technology, Holland
Effects of different cooling principles on thermal sensation and physiological responses.
Lisje Schellen, M.G.L.C. Loomans, M.H. de Wit and W.D. van Marken Lichtenbelt
PAPERS appearing in the proceedings but authors unable to present
Mônica Marcondes, University of Sao Paolo, Brazil
Façades and office buildings in São Paulo (Brazil): aiming for thermal comfort and natural ventilation
Mônica Marcondes, Marcia Alucci and Joana Gonçalves
Gonzalo Bojorquez-morales, Autonomic University of Baja California, Mexico
Neutral temperature in outdoors for warm and cold periods for extreme warm dry climate
Gonzalo Bojorquez-morales, Gómez-Azpeitia, G, García-Cueto R, García-Gómez C, Luna-León A, and Romero-Moreno R
Masoud Dalman, University Putra Malaysia
Influences of wind and humidity on thermal comfort of urban canyons in Bandar Abbas, Iran
Masoud Dalman, and Elias Salleh
Mansoureh Tahbaz, Shahid Beheshti University, Iran
Outdoor Thermal Condition Evaluation by Microclimate Observation - Case Study of Kuala Lumpur
Anupama Udaykumar, Architecture & Planning Professional, India
The response of Critical regionalism to contextual changes over time in South-east Asian Tropical residential architecture - A case study of Singapore
Adewale Adunola, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
Urban residential comfort in relation to indoor and outdoor air temperatures in ibadan Nigeria
Adewale Adunola, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
Thermal comfort considerations and space use within residential buildings in Ibadan, Nigeria.
Adewale Adunola and Kolawole Ajibola
Liang CHEN, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Computer simulation of pedestrian's transient thermal comfort in a complex urban context: a bottom-up modeling approach
Liang Chen and Edward Ng
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NOTE: The suggested citation details for these papers is given on each paper: all contributions to the 2012 Windsor Conference included herein were independently peer reviewed on the basis of the full paper, prior to publication

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