A review of research on thermal comfort in rural houses in China

Jinhao Zhang, Jun Lu, Wu Deng, Paolo Beccarelli

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Considerable research has been undertaken on indoor thermal comfort. However, due to the uneven economic development between rural and urban areas, the rural residential environment has always lagged behind urban areas. Research on thermal comfort in rural areas has not received much attention. As a result of economic and quality of life improvements, residents’ demand for thermal comfort in their living environment has gradually increased in rural areas. This chapter reviews 91 existing field research papers on thermal comfort in rural dwellings, reviews the research in different climatic zones and summarises the current status and shortcomings of research to provide helpful information for future research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAustralia and China Perspectives on Urban Regeneration and Rural Revitalization
EditorsRaffaele Pernice, Bing Chen
PublisherTaylor and Francis AS
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781040024430
ISBN (Print)9781032538945
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2024

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Environmental Science
  • General Social Sciences


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