Design can affect how warm or cold we think a space is and neuroscience research indicates that t
Combatting loneliness with heat
Wind can effectively support ventilating room and regulating their temperature; gentle movement is an important aspect of biophilic design. Researchers determined that “wind can increase ventilation rates by as much as 40% above that which is driven by a temperature difference between a room and the outdoors. . . . researchers found that the rate of ventilation depends less on temperature and more on wind. Anyone who has tried to cool down on a hot night by opening the window will no doubt be familiar with how ineffective this is when there is no wind.
Research conducted at the University of California, Davis, indicates that the temperature and air quality in K-12 classrooms may be degrading students’ ability to learn. A press release from Davis, reporting on a study from UC Davis and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) published in Building and Environment,states that “Roughly 85 percent of recently installed HVAC systems in K-12 classrooms investigated in California did not provide adequate ventilation. . . . researchers visited 104 classrooms . . .
Park and Hadi evaluated links between cool temperatures and perceptions of luxury. They determined that “physical cold can indeed increase consumers’ perceptions of a product's status signaling and luxuriousness.
Adhering to guidelines no guarantee of higher satisfaction
Research completed by Inagaki and Human confirms that there are ties between physical and social
Warmer better for women, cooler better for men