The Study of Historic Indoor Microclimate



The study and investigation of HIM from the starting point of actual microclimate AIM is the subject of this chapter. This can be done through (1) direct investigation, with probes and measurements; (2) indirect investigation, with modeling tools; and (3) historic studies and surveys. Direct investigation allows to study actual microclimate with instrumentations, interviews, and questionnaires, given that the physical information is not sufficient to comprehend the modalities of management, affluence, and usage of the current spaces. Questionnaires are particularly useful to acquire information that wouldn’t be otherwise accessible and to interpret the recorded data, with peaks and anomalies. Indirect investigation uses instruments and software of building simulations, and the main modeling tools and general indication to use them for the study of Historic Indoor Microclimate are described. Indirect investigation includes studies that can be conducted with the analysis of historical climatic data, calibration, and projection with respect to the needs or design and restorations of virtual environment.


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  1. 1.Department of ArchitectureUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly

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