Housing, Climate and Comfort


    • An overview of climatic elements that an Architect needs to understand to help create climate-responsive designs.
    • The concept of bio-climate, how climate affects occupant’s biology vis-a-vis thermal comfort (building bio-climatic chart).
    • Understanding sequential study of macro-climatic elements, micro-climatic elements (site-specific), impact on indoor thermal comfort and finally through appropriate architectural interventions, designing appropriate climate – Responsive dwellings.
    • Relevant for students, researchers and especially to those architects who want to get some guidelines for designing climate-responsive buildings.
  • Long/Short/MCQ questions and answers.

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Dr. Janmejoy Gupta (Ph.D., (Arch), M.Planning, B.Arch.) is an Architect-Urban Planner with more than 16 years of industrial and teaching experience. Presently he is Associate Professor and Former Head, Department of Architecture (on rotation) in School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada, India. Research areas are passive design strategies for thermal comfort in dwellings, energy efficiency in buildings, Vernacular Architecture and Sustainability in Urban Planning. He has got quite a few Scopus and WoS indexed publications in Routledge, Elsevier and Springer Nature.

He is in Editor/Member/Reviewer of a few journals including Environmental Progress (Wiley). He is Certified LEED-IGBC Accredited Professional (AP) Since May 2010 (Indian Green Building Council AP). He is passionate about climate responsive
architecture and feels that all buildings should naturally respond to climate along with the cultural settings. His mix of industrial experience, academic-teaching and research has led to certain insights, as presented in this book.

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• ORCID ID – 0000-0002-8134-4926
• Researcher ID: L-9600-2017
• Scopus Author ID: 56643977600
• Google Scholar Id—-gZs18gkAAAAJ

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Weight326 g
Dimensions24 × 18.8 × 1 cm