Maslow in the Mud: Contrast between qualitative and quantitative assessment of thermal performance in historic buildings.

Kolakowski, Marcin (2019) Maslow in the Mud: Contrast between qualitative and quantitative assessment of thermal performance in historic buildings. In: Sustainability in Energy and Buildings. Springer, Berlin. ISBN 978-981-32-9867-5

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Abstract

This paper argues that the notion of comfort is first and foremost re-lated to subjective choices and individual value systems. The article presents re-sults from research on the perception and measurements of the thermal qualities of heritage buildings in Lincolnshire, UK. The qualitative and quantitative re-sults identified a strong contrast between different methodologies. Inhabitants describe as comfortable houses which would not be considered comfortable if a standard positivist approach was used. The conflict presented will be dis-cussed in the context of sustainable strategies in architecture.

Keywords:thermal comfort, Thermal performance, heritage architecture, forgiveness factor, Earth Architecture, sustainable strategies
Subjects:K Architecture, Building and Planning > K110 Architectural Design Theory
K Architecture, Building and Planning > K100 Architecture
K Architecture, Building and Planning > K250 Conservation of Buildings
K Architecture, Building and Planning > K410 Regional Planning
J Technologies > J990 Technologies not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Architecture & Design > School of Architecture & Design (Design)
ID Code:37357
Deposited On:02 Oct 2019 09:01

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