Thermal Comfort in the Home

  • Alexander ZahndEmail author
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The aim of this chapter is to investigate ways in which the comfort levels in traditional Humli housing might be improved using simple, low cost strategies. As building homes is an integral part of people’s lives and culture, they inherently are part of a HCD program. Also, it recognises that the locally available renewable energy resources can be utilised in wise and appropriate ways to improve their housing conditions, while contributing to the effort for more sustainable energy use. This makes thermal comfort an intrinsic part of the key issues for environmental and social sustainability. The research project took place in the remote and harsh, high-altitude climate of Humla ( Sect. 1.1.8).


Thermal Comfort Comfort Level Living Room Fuel Wood Building Envelope 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringUniversity of California San DiegoLa JollaUSA

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