Thermal Comfort Extra Features
Thermal Comfort Extra Features
Color of Wall, Ceiling, and Floors
Colors used for walls, ceilings, and floors that can absorb the daylight and influence the room temperature.
Thermal Comfort and Students Performance (TC.SP)
The relationship between thermal comfort and classroom temperature on student outcomes.
From the supporting literature (linked above), 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.
Thermal Comfort and Healthy Learning Environment (TC.HLE)
The association of thermal comfort, healthy learning environment, and green school buildings.
From the supporting literature (linked above), healthy Learning Environment ensures proper thermal comfort. There is a relationship between health school environment and students achievement. Health and caring school environment support learning, and students/teachers relationship. Outdoor areas and common spaces are components of a caring school environment. Students, parents, and teachers support a healthy school environment. Four (4) components of successful school have been identified, they are; caring, safety and structure, academic rigor and support, and participation.
From the supporting literature (linked), there is a consensus among authors that improved classroom ventilation is associated with improved students health and performance. Improved ventilation is associated with the increased air exchange rate and a corresponding decrease in the concentration of airborne pollutants. Location, building materials, construction and maintenance activities, and contamination in humidity are some factors that influence classroom indoor air quality.
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