Dr. Ogoli, Kern Scholar in Sustainability, will deliver a paper at the 4th ENERGY FORUM on Solar Architecture and Urban Planning in December, 2009 in Bressanone, Italy.
Paper Title: Thermal Comfort Conditions in a Passive Solar Building: Part II. The paper discusses thermal comfort conditions for occupants of the Harm A. Weber Academic Centre at Judson University. It examines actual measured data compared with simulations made using the ASHRAE Thermal Comfort Model by the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). The paper discusses data gathered from questionnaires and instrumentation administered to record thermal sensation and preferences of the occupants. In conclusion, it discusses lessons being learnt so far about thermal comfort and energy-efficiency in a passive solar building.