Comfort, Health and Mortality in Real Buildings

Alana Hansen, Grainne McGill

Research output: Contribution to conferenceProceeding


The broad range of temperatures occupied in buildings globally shows the amazing ability of people to adjust themselves, and their environments, to stay comfortable and healthy. However, it is well known that some people are more at risk of adverse health effects in hot conditions, particularly the elderly and the young who may have less-than-optimal ability to adequately self-regulate their body temperature in the face of more extreme conditions. In this workshop there were two presentations focussed on the thermal comfort and adaptive capacity of such sub-populations in different climatic and geographic regions.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2019
EventCATE 2019 – Comfort at the Extremes: Energy, Economy and Climate - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 10 Apr 201911 Apr 2019


ConferenceCATE 2019 – Comfort at the Extremes: Energy, Economy and Climate
CountryUnited Arab Emirates


  • thermal comfort
  • healthy buildings
  • conference legacy

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