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Thermal comfort in transitional spaces: case studies in linear spaces and external circulation between buildings.

Grant number: 13/05129-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2013
Effective date (End): July 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning - Architecture and Urbanism Technology
Principal researcher:Maria Solange Gurgel de Castro Fontes
Grantee:Mariana Suzegan
Home Institution: Faculdade de Arquitetura, Artes e Comunicação (FAAC). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Bauru. Bauru , SP, Brazil


This research aims to contribute to a larger work entitled "Quality urban heat: studies in a university environment," which proposes to assess the thermal quality of open spaces (passage and residence), transitional spaces and interior spaces for new buildings within the Campus UNESP (Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho) in Bauru-SP, seeking to create subsidies intervention committed to energy efficiency on campus. The research aims employ objective data (identification of local microclimates) and subjective (application questionnaires) to identify the thermal comfort of the users. To do so, will be monitored microclimate conditions (air temperature, globe temperature, relative humidity, air velocity) of two different types of transition spaces (external linear types and between buildings), naturally lit and ventilated, located in new buildings for the Departments of Design andArchitecture, Urban Design and Landscaping of FAAC / UNESP (College of Architecture, Arts and Communication / Universidade Estadual Paulista). The data collected in the field will: 1. evaluate the variations of air temperature, mean radiant temperature, relative humidity and air velocity in transitional spaces and in external and internal environments associated with them; 2. assess the limits of thermal comfort in these spaces 3. compare data from real comfort abtidos through questionnaires with comfort index calculated by PET.

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