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Thermal comfort in transitional spaces: a case study in type internal foyer space.

Grant number: 13/24935-9
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2014
Effective date (End): July 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning - Architecture and Urbanism Technology
Principal researcher:Maria Solange Gurgel de Castro Fontes
Grantee:Bárbara Nascimento Tavella
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 broader work titled " Urban Quality Thermal : studies in a university environment ," which proposes to assess the thermal quality of open spaces ( passage and residence ) , transitional spaces and internal spaces of new buildings within the Campus of UNESP ( Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho ) in Bauru - SP , seeking to create subsidies intervention committed to energy efficiency on campus. The research aimsemploy objective data ( identification of local microclimates ) and subjective ( questionnaires) to identify the conditions for thermal comfort of users . To this will be monitored microclimate conditions (air temperature , globe temperature , relative humidity , air velocity ) of a transition space type foyer located in the Library building UNESP . The data collected in the field will: 1. Evaluate changes in air temperature , mean radiant temperature , relative humidity and air velocity in the transitional space and internal and external environments associated with them; 2 . Assess the limits of thermal comfort in these spaces ; 3 . Compare data abtidos real comfort through questionnaires with the comfort index calculated by PET .