On the personal control of indoor environmental quality

Alan Hedge, H. Ezzat Khalifa, Jensen Zhang

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Abstract

The concept of personal control as this relates to the design of a personal ventilation system is critically examined. The concept of a "just noticeable difference in discomfort" that underpins the desire to initiate some personal control action is described. It is proposed that the concept of personal control is symmetrical for thermal conditions, but asymmetrical for indoor air quality (where less pollution is better). Factors that may influence the exercise of personal control are examined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Event9th International Healthy Buildings Conference and Exhibition, HB 2009 - Syracuse, NY, United States
Duration: Sep 13 2009Sep 17 2009

Other

Other9th International Healthy Buildings Conference and Exhibition, HB 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySyracuse, NY
Period9/13/099/17/09

Keywords

  • Indoor air quality
  • Personal control
  • Personal ventilation system
  • Thermal conditions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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    Hedge, A., Khalifa, H. E., & Zhang, J. (2009). On the personal control of indoor environmental quality. Paper presented at 9th International Healthy Buildings Conference and Exhibition, HB 2009, Syracuse, NY, United States.