7-10th April 2016
The 9th Windsor Conference provides an opportunity for leading thermal comfort experts to share latest developments and explore synergies particularly this year on the pressing subject of how to use comfort expertise to design buildings and comfort systems that are genuinely low energy, comfortable and sustainable.
The science of comfort developed in the 20th century around the needs of the HVAC industry for whom comfort was a product, produced by machines to be sold to customers. Increasingly adaptive and behavioural approaches to comfort have led people away from a sole focus on finding a comfort temperature towards looking for no, or low, energy options for the provision of acceptable, comfort and even delightful indoor environments. The complex and dynamic nature of the comfort response has moved the field to now embrace the insights of psychologists and thermal physiologists as well as those of the physicist, the engineer and the academic researcher. The next step is to integrate a deeper understanding of comfort into the curricula of architects who lead the process of building design.
The 9th Windsor Conference will be a ground breaking meeting for international experts in the field that will lay and reinforce foundations for the next generation of thinking on thermal comfort so necessary to the development of the new and better types of building we will need to survive comfortably in the rapidly changing decades ahead.
Over the course of the three days, against the background of big ideas and stimulating discussions, leading researchers, design professional practitioners, manufacturers, policy makers and students will present and enjoy discussions of their work in conference and workshop sessions in the luxurious surroundings of an 18th Century royal family residence the grounds of Windsor Castle. Delegates are encouraged to come for the full three days and please book early for 2016 as numbers are limited for this game changing conference that is fondly remembered by those who have attended previous years.
London Metropolitan University
Heriot Watt University
Individual papers from the 2014 Windsor Conference or the full 1400 page proceedings e-Book can be downloaded at: http://nceub.org.uk//W2014/webpage/W2014_index.html
Papers from previous conference are available in downloadable pdf form on the NCEUB Website
More information on the Windsor Conference 2014
Call for Papers
About the Cumberland Lodge
Organising Group and Scientific Committee