Nakano and Tanabe studied reactions to air temperature in urban semi-outdoor environments, such as atria, terraces, and sidewalk eating areas. They determined that “Clothing adjustments showed higher correlation with outdoor temperature, not the immediate environment. Occupants in non-HVAC spaces were more responsive to their environment. . . . The comfort zone . . . was found to be 19 - 30°C for HVAC spaces and 15 - 32°C for non-HVAC spaces."
Enhance Satisfaction/Quality of Life
Insights for aligning culture and workplace design
Size influences outcomes
Using design to boost welfare
Developing pleasurable spaces for oldsters
Combatting loneliness with heat
Improving the lives of canines' best friends
Furhapper and colleagues investigated the experience of living in newly-built timber homes.
Browning and colleagues have determined that virtual nature experiences can have the same effects on mental health as “real” ones.
Researchers from McGill and the University of California, Santa Cruz have identified a cause of increasing urban sprawl.