Thermal Comfort

Thermal Comfort

Design Components

From the supporting literature, the measure of room temperature (Fahrenheit) usually taken in 5 different spots (center and near window or door) of the room. Works of literature on room temperature were reviewed and there was a consensus that the building design, building envelope, and lighting fixtures influence the thermal comfort of a room.

Lighting Control System (Thermal Comfort)

From the supporting literature, these are interior and or exterior elements that block penetration of light in a classroom. Space configuration in the classroom could block light from penetration. Shrubs, trees, hills, rocks, buildings and other structures, and objects also block light penetration from the outside.

Other Heating and Cooling Sources

From the supporting literature, there is an association between classroom lighting conditions, lighting fixtures, and thermal comfort. Light sources and fixtures release heat which influences classroom temperature.

Thermal Comfort Extra Features

From the supporting literature, it was suggested that temperature influences students outcomes. There is a relationship between classroom thermal comfort and students behavior and academic performance. Two factors have been identified for influencing thermal comfort of school buildings. They are the structural and cosmetic factors, and they also influence students behavior and learning.