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Comfort Conditions in a Habitat for Humanity House in Central Texas
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This paper presents preliminary results of an analysis of measured comfort conditions for a Habitat for humanity house in central Texas. In the case study house indoor-outdoor temperature, humidity and C02 levels have been monitored in an attempt to ascertain how comfort levels are being maintained. Temperature measurements of the slab in three locations have also proved useful in determining the impact of cold floors in the wintertime. This paper presents an analysis of the findings and recommendations concerning future design modifications that could make the Habitat houses more comfortable without substantially raising costs.
Kootin-Sanwu, V.; Haberl, J. S.; Kim, B. (2000). Comfort Conditions in a Habitat for Humanity House in Central Texas. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from