Thermal Comfort

Often confused with temperature, or sometimes the flet temperature, thermal comfort is often defined as a state of satisfaction with the thermal environment1.

It involves parameters linked to external conditions (air temperature, relative humidity, air speed, temperature of surrounding walls), as well as parameters linked to the individual (metabolism and clothing).

To make things clearer, we recommend the following readings:

  • A general introduction to the field of thermal comfort and its many indicators,
  • An in-depth presentation on comfort modelling
  • Andd finally, a focus on calculating the mean radiant temperature.

  1. Adaptative Thermal Comfort: Principles and Practices, Nicol & Roaf (2012), Routeledge ↩︎