Adaptive Behaviors of Thermal Environment Based on Thermal Comfort for the Elderly People

  • Xiaoping YuEmail author
  • Xiaolin Wu
  • Xue Huang
  • Guobing Shi
Conference paper
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)


With the acceleration of the aging society, the living environment quality for the elderly people has become the focus of the whole society. A lot of research shows that the thermal environment requirement and thermal adaptation behavior of the old people are different from those of young people. Based on the adaptation relationship between human being and building environment, a feedback loop system model of physiological, psychological and behavioral regulation of human adaptation to environment is established, and then a “four-layer skin” regulation mechanism is constructed. This paper also analyses the thermal adaptation behavior and stratified regulation strategies, and further prospects the research direction and focus in the field of thermal adaptation behavior and thermal environment regulation for the elderly people.


Thermal environment Elderly people Adaptability 



This work is supported by Special Project of Basic Science and Frontier Research Technology of Chongqing Science and Technology Commission in China (No. cstc2017jcyjAX0457).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiaoping Yu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Xiaolin Wu
    • 1
  • Xue Huang
    • 1
  • Guobing Shi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Building Environment and Energy Application EngineeringChongqing University of Science and TechnologyChongqingChina

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