Preliminary approach to the analysis of climate perception and human thermal comfort for riverside dwellings the Brazilian Amazon

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Journal of Building Engineering
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Celuppi M.C.
Meirelles C.R.M.
Cymrot R.
De Alencar Borst B.
Gobo J.P.A.
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© 2019 Elsevier LtdThe riverside dwellings in the Brazilian Amazon are compatible with the annual variation of the watercourse and, in this context, the present study approaches the climate perception and thermal comfort of riverside residents in their habitat. To understand this complex scenario, we used questionnaires to analyze the perception, preference and acceptability of residents of this region, and also collected internal and external meteorological data. The answers to the questionnaire were statistically analyzed, investigating also the influence of gender, age and BMI on human climate perception. We also used the adaptive thermal comfort model for Southeast Asia, with the purpose of understanding the thermal environment and verifying its use for the hot and humid region of the Brazilian Amazon. The results indicated that although the riverside residents perceive a thermally uncomfortable environment and prefer a cooler environment, they accept the climate situation, which raised points that are discussed along the article. Likewise, it was observed that the adaptive comfort model used is a positive instrument for the development of architecture when associated with the use of bioclimatic strategies. The results also indicated that the Brazilian comfort standards may underestimate the adaptability of users acclimated to the hot and humid Brazilian regions.
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Adaptive comfort models , Adaptive thermal comfort , Bio-climatic architectures , Brazilian Amazon , Hot and humid climate , Human thermal comfort , Preliminary approach , Thermal environment
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