pythermalcomfort: A Python package for thermal comfort research

  title={pythermalcomfort: A Python package for thermal comfort research},
  author={Federico Tartarini and S. Schiavon},
Exceedance Degree-Hours: A new method for assessing long-term thermal conditions.
A new discomfort index called "Exceedance Degree-Hours" is developed, which accounts for all six main environmental and personal factors and can be used to assess thermal comfort in mixed-mode buildings, providing a single value as a result.
Some evidence of a time-varying thermal perception
Recent research suggests that a time-varying indoor thermal environment can lead to energy savings and contribute to boost buildings' energy flexibility. However, thermal comfort standardization has
Investigating Optimum Cooling Set Point Temperature and Air Velocity for Thermal Comfort and Energy Conservation in Mixed-Mode Buildings in India
In warm and hot climates, ceiling fans and/or air conditioners (ACs) are used to maintain thermal comfort. Ceiling fans provide air movement near the skin, which enhances the evaporation of sweat,
Effect of Exposure Time on Thermal Behaviour: A Psychophysiological Approach
This paper presents the findings of a 6-week long, five-participant experiment in a controlled climate chamber. The experiment was designed to understand the effect of time on thermal behaviour,
Assessing the Energy, Indoor Air Quality, and Moisture Performance for a Three-Story Building Using an Integrated Model, Part Two: Integrating the Indoor Air Quality, Moisture, and Thermal Comfort
In this paper, an integrated model that coupled CONTAM and WUFI was developed to assess the indoor air quality (IAQ), moisture, and thermal comfort performance. The coupling method of CONTAM and WUFI
Real-Time Building Performance Monitoring using Semantic Digital Twins
Higher building performance saves operational costs, helps sustainability goals, and increases the comfort, satisfaction, productivity, and health of occupants. However, models simulating the


comf: An R Package for Thermal Comfort Studies
The R package, comf, is presented, which includes functions for common and new thermal comfort indices, and additional functions allow comparisons between the predictive performance of these indices.
Progress in thermal comfort research over the last twenty years.
A literature review of major changes, developments, and trends in the field of thermal comfort research over the last 20 years suggests that the demand for ever increasing building energy efficiency is pushing technological innovation in the way the authors deliver comfortable indoor environments.
A standard predictive index of human response to the thermal environment
Temperature and sensory indicates of human response to the thermal environment are often expressed in terms of the known response in a controlled laboratory environment, as a standard. The three
Predicted percentage dissatisfied with ankle draft
A model for predicted percentage dissatisfied with ankle draft (PPDAD) based on laboratory experiments with 110 college students and results show that whole-body thermal sensation and air speed at ankles are the dominant parameters affecting draft.
Deriving the operational procedure for the Universal Thermal Climate Index (UTCI)
The analyses of the sensitivity of UTCI to humidity, radiation and wind speed showed plausible reactions in the heat as well as in the cold, and indicate that UTCI may in this regard be universally useable in the major areas of research and application in human biometeorology.
UTCI-Fiala multi-node model of human heat transfer and temperature regulation
An overview of the underlying algorithms and methods that constitute the multi-node dynamic UTCI-Fiala model of human thermal physiology and comfort are provided.
Developing an adaptive model of thermal comfort and preference
The adaptive hypothesis predicts that contextual factors and past thermal history modify building occupants' thermal expectations and preferences. One of the predictions of the adaptive hypothesis is