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Thermal comfort in transitional spaces – influence on indoor environments

Grant number: 07/07204-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2008
Effective date (End): March 31, 2009
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning - Architecture and Urbanism Technology
Principal Investigator:Lucila Chebel Labaki
Grantee:Talita Andrioli Medinilha de Carvalho
Host Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia Civil, Arquitetura e Urbanismo (FEC). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


The aim of this project is to develop a research about thermal comfort in transitional areas. The object of study are the buildings of UNIMEP - the Methodist University of Piracicaba, at the campus Santa Barbara. The methodology for this development is based on field studies, with characterization of the area, measurement of environmental parameters and questionnaires among the students about their thermal sensation, indoor, outdoor and in the transitional areas. The clothing and activities of the individuals will also be observed. Comfort index - the PMV - will be calculated for the analysis of the results.

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