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Summer thermal comfort in nursing homes in the Mediterranean climate

Author
Forcada, N.; Gangolells, M.; Casals, M.; Tejedor, B.; Macarulla, M.; Gaspar, K.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Energy and buildings
Date of publication
2020-12-15
Volume
229
First page
110442/1
Last page
110442/11
DOI
10.1016/j.enbuild.2020.110442
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/330321 Open in new window
URL
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0378778820312925 Open in new window
Abstract
The number of people living in nursing homes is increasing due to the growth of ageing population. However, existing standards on thermal comfort do not consider how occupants of nursing homes perceive their thermal environment. This study investigated the thermal sensation of elderly people during summer season in care homes from the Mediterranean climate. The study was conducted to 623 nursing occupants (both residents (elderly people) and non-residents (caregivers)) using a thermal sensation ...
Citation
Forcada, N. [et al.]. Summer thermal comfort in nursing homes in the Mediterranean climate. "Energy and buildings", 15 Desembre 2020, vol. 229, p. 110442/1-110442/11.
Keywords
Elderly, Nursing homes, Thermal acceptance, Thermal comfort
Group of research
GRIC - Group of Construction Research and Innovation