Helpful Things to Know about Thermal Comfort

Thermal Comfort Energy Use

Course Description

We tend to think of air temperature as being the primary factor determining how comfortable an occupant is in a space, but air temperature alone can be deceiving.  The temperature of the surfaces around occupants matters a great deal as well.  This course describes the concept of mean radiant temperature and shows how it applies to enclosure design and thermal comfort.

Course Instructor Christine Williamson

Course Length 8:45

Published 27 May 2022


About Building Science Fight Club

Christine Williamson - Assoc. AIA

Building Scientist | Instructor

Christine Williamson has spent her career in building science forensics, discovering why buildings fail and working with owners, architects, and builders to remedy the problems. She is the founder of the Instagram account @BuildingScienceFightClub, an educational project that teaches architects about building science and construction.