Associate Professor Stefano Schiavon Was A Keynote Speaker At SimAUD 2019
Stefano Schiavon Keynote - SimAUD2019
Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design Conference
July 10, 2019
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Associate Professor of Architecture Stefano Schiavon spoke as a keynote speaker at the Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design (SimAUD) 2019. The event was hosted in Atlanta, Georgia at the School of Architecture of Georgia Tech from April 7th to 9th. His second presentation of the conference was The Future of Thermal Comfort in a Warming Climate.
The Future of Thermal in a Warming Climate addressed how the modern lifestyle has largely influenced climate change. As more time is spent in built spaces, it has affected our health and well-being and, consequently, requires energy to create an acceptable level of indoor comfort. Nonetheless, evidence shows high thermal dissatisfaction, even in green and high performance buildings. This suggests that the thermal comfort models that are used to design buildings have low prediction accuracy.
Schiavon then presented the idea of “Personal Comfort Systems.” The Personal Control System is an individually controlled micro-environmental systems that improve thermal comfort to suit the needs of the occupant. This system is a new approach that could predict individual thermal comfort responses, rather than an average of a large population, and can be applied to Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems.
The Symposium on SimAUD offers a venue for architecture researchers and simulation researchers to come together to focus on these important areas. Their goal is to build a collaborative simulation framework, in support of sustainability, where academia, government, and industry can participate and contribute.
Watch the full presentation here