Professor Richard de Dear

PhD, Applied Climatology, University of Queensland BA (1st Class Honours), University of Queensland
Head of Architectural Design Science

G04 - Wilkinson Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 5603

Website IEQ Laboratory website

Biographical details

Restricting climate change to the ?manageable range? will require significant energy conservation in the building sector. In developed countries buildings usually account for at least 40% of total energy consumption, and between 30 and 60% of this energy is used in the provision of indoor climate control for occupant comfort (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning). In New South Wales over 90% of office buildings and about 50% of homes now have air-conditioning. It seems clear that a transition towards an energy-efficient, low-carbon economy is going to impact comfort levels within built environments; all that remains to be answered is ?how much??

Over the last 31 years, Professor Richard de Dear has built a career in the area of human thermal comfort. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers and a dozen books and monographs on the subject. Within that body of research it is his work on the ?adaptive model of thermal comfort? that has had the greatest impact, receiving over a thousand citations within the indoor environmental literature (and earning him an H Index of 19). De Dear?s adaptive model underpins the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers? thermal comfort standard, and several other national and international standards/codes are now evolving in similar directions, including most recently, the Netherlands and CEN. Countless ?green buildings? around the world have been engineered on the basis of the adaptive comfort model. Every year he receives several keynote lecture and visiting professor invitations to conferences or universities, especially across the Asia-Pacific region where his adaptive comfort model has had its greatest uptake.

Professional Experience

  • 2009 | Associate Professor in Architectural Science, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, University of Sydney.
  • 1991 | Environmental and Life Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney
  • 2001-2004 | Adjunct Professor to the School of Architecture and Building, Deakin University, Geelong.
  • 1987-1991 | Lecturer in climatology and environmental management, National University of Singapore.
  • 1985-1987 | Research Associate in Professor P.O. Fanger?s indoor environment group, Technical University of Denmark, Laboratory of Heating and Air Conditioning.

Research interests

  • Human thermal comfort

Teaching and supervision

  • ARCF9001 | Modes of Inquiry; Research and Scholarship
  • DESC9067 | Mechanical Services
  • DESC9145 | Sustaining the Built Environment
  • DESC9146 | Climate, Comfort and Sustainable Design
  • DESC9151 | Introduction to Building Services
  • DESC9150 | Sustainability Research Project
  • DESC9001 | Air conditioning Design

Associations

  • Member | International Society of Indoor Air Quality (ISIAQ)
  • Member | Member of the International Society of Biometeorology (ISB)
  • Member | Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • Consultant | Consuling, expert witness and training services for: Walkt Disney Imagineering (USA), Benfield Pty Ltd. (Aust), Lincolne Scott Pty Ltd (Aust), Australian Greenhouse Office (Aust), Air International Pty Ltd (Aust), Australian Government Solicitor, Holmes Air Sciences Pty Ltd (Aust), Hungry Jacks Pty Ltd, (Aust), Built Environment Unit, Dept. of Administrative Services (Qld), American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers Inc. (USA).
  • Member or Editor | Building Research, Building and Environment, Architectural Science Review, Climate Research, International Journal of Biometeorology, Journal of the Human-Environment System.

Selected grants

2012

  • Perception of Thermal Transients: An Alliesthesia Approach; de Dear R, Arens E, Zhang H; DVC Research/Bridging Support Grant.
  • Coverclub Pty Ltd Don de Dear; de Dear R; Coverclub Pty Ltd/Research Donation.
  • A framework for adaptation of Australian households to heat waves; Saman W, de Dear R; National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility/Climate Change Adaptation Research Grants Program (ARGP).

2011

  • Building Occupants Survey System for Australia - BOSSA; de Dear R, Candido C, Roussac A, Thomas L; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).
  • Field Survey of Residential Air Conditioning and Comfort in Australia; de Dear R; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2009

  • Occupant comfort in naturally ventilated and mixed-mode spaces within air-conditioned offices; de Dear R, Drake S; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

Selected publications & creative works

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Books

  • Saman, W., Boland, J., Pullen, S., de Dear, R., Soebarto, V., Miller, W., Pocock, B., Belusko, M., Bruno, F., Whaley, D., Candido, C., Deuble, M., et al (2013). A framework for adaptation of Australian households to heat waves. Gold Coast, Queensland: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility NCCARF.

Book Chapters

  • Jendritzky, G., de Dear, R. (2009). Adaptation and Thermal Environment. In Kristie L. Ebi, Ian Burton, Glenn R. McGregor (Eds.), Biometeorology for Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change, (pp. 9-32). Netherlands: Springer Science + Business Media.
  • Erlandson, T., Cena, K., de Dear, R. (2005). Gender differences and non-thermal factors in thermal comfort of office occupants in a hot-arid climate. In Yutaka Tochihara, Tadakatsu Ohnaka (Eds.), Environmental Ergonomics: The Ergonomics of Human Comfort, Health and Performance in the Thermal Environment (Elsevier Ergonomics Book Series: Volume 3), (pp. 263-268). United Kingdom: Elsevier.
  • de Dear, R., Spagnolo, J. (2005). Thermal comfort in outdoor and semi-outdoor environments. In Yutaka Tochihara, Tadakatsu Ohnaka (Eds.), Environmental Ergonomics: The Ergonomics of Human Comfort, Health and Performance in the Thermal Environment (Elsevier Ergonomics Book Series: Volume 3), (pp. 269-276). United Kingdom: Elsevier.
  • Brager, G., de Dear, R. (2003). Historical and Cultural Influences on Comfort Expectations. In Raymond Cole, Richard Lorch (Eds.), Buildings, Culture and Environment: Informing Local & Global Practices, (pp. 177-201). United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.

Journals

  • Taleghani, M., Tenpierik, M., van den Dobbelsteen, A., de Dear, R. (2013). Energy use impact of and thermal comfort in different urban block types in the Netherlands. Energy and Buildings, 67, 166-175. [More Information]
  • Kim, J., de Dear, R., Candido, C., Zhang, H., Arens, E. (2013). Gender differences in office occupant perception of indoor environmental quality (IEQ). Building And Environment, 70, 245-256. [More Information]
  • de Dear, R., Akimoto, T., Arens, E., Brager, G., Candido, C., Cheong, D., Li, B., Nishihara, N., Sekhar, C., Tanabe, S., et al (2013). Progress in thermal comfort research over the last twenty years. Indoor Air, 23(6), 442-461. [More Information]
  • de Dear, R., Nathwani, A., Candido, C., Cabrera, D. (2013). The next generation of experientially realistic lab-based research: The University of Sydney's Indoor Environmental Quality Laboratory. Architectural Science Review, 56(1), 83-92. [More Information]
  • Kim, J., de Dear, R. (2013). Workspace satisfaction: The privacy-communication trade-off inopen-plan offices. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 36, 18-26. [More Information]
  • de Dear, R. (2012). Did someone set the air on Artic? The widespread problem of over-air-conditioning. HVAC & R Research, 18(6), 1045-1046. [More Information]
  • Candido, C., de Dear, R., Ohba, M. (2012). Effects of artificially induced heat acclimatization on subjects' thermal and air movement preferences. Building And Environment, 49(1), 251-258. [More Information]
  • Candido, C., de Dear, R. (2012). From thermal boredom to thermal pleasure: A brief literature review. Ambiente Construido, 12(1), 81-90.
  • Deuble, M., de Dear, R. (2012). Green occupants for green buildings: The Missing link? Building And Environment, 56, 21-27.
  • Kim, J., de Dear, R. (2012). Impact of different building ventilation modes on occupant expectations of the main IEQ factors. Building And Environment, 57, 184-193.
  • , , de Dear, R. (2012). Mixed-mode buildings: A double standard in occupants' comfort expectations. Building And Environment, 54, 53-60.
  • Kim, J., de Dear, R. (2012). Nonlinear relationships between individual IEQ factors and overall workspace satisfaction. Building And Environment, 49(1), 33-40.
  • Jendritzky, G., de Dear, R., Havenith, G. (2012). UTCI-Why another thermal index? International Journal of Biometeorology, 56(3), 421-428. [More Information]
  • Psikuta, A., Fiala, D., Laschewski, G., Jendritzky, G., Richards, M., Błażejczyk, K., Mekjavic, I., Rintamaki, H., de Dear, R., Havenith, G. (2012). Validation of the Fiala multi-node thermophysiological model for UTCI application. International Journal of Biometeorology, 56(Special Issue (UTCI)), 443-460. [More Information]
  • Roussac, A., Steinfeld, J., de Dear, R. (2011). A preliminary evaluation of two strategies for raising indoor air temperature setpoints in office buildings. Architectural Science Review, 54(ANZAScA special issue), 148-156.
  • Candido, C., de Dear, R., Lamberts, R. (2011). Combined Thermal Acceptability and Air Movement Assessments in a Hot Humid Climate. Building And Environment, 46(2), 379-395.
  • Lin, T., de Dear, R., Hwang, R. (2011). Effect of Thermal Adaptation on Seasonal Outdoor Thermal Comfort. International Journal of Climatology, 31(2), 302-312. [More Information]
  • Roussac, A., de Dear, R., Hyde, R. (2011). Quantifying the 'human factor' in office building energy efficiency: a mixed-method approach. Architectural Science Review, 54(ANZAScA special issue), 124-131.
  • de Dear, R. (2011). Revisiting an Old Hypothesis of Human Thermal Perception: Alliesthesia. Building Research and Information, 39(2), 108-117. [More Information]
  • Candido, C., Lamberts, R., de Dear, R., Bittencourt, L., de Vecchi, R. (2011). Towards a Brazilian Standard for Naturally Ventilated Buildings: Guidelines for Thermal and Air Movement Acceptability. Building Research and Information, 39(2), 145-153. [More Information]
  • Candido, C., de Dear, R., Lamberts, R., Bittencourt, L. (2010). Air movement acceptability limits and thermal comfort in Brazil's hot humid climate zone. Building And Environment, 45(1), 222-229. [More Information]
  • Candido, C., Lamberts, R., Bittencourt, L., de Dear, R. (2010). Aplicabilidade dos limites da velocidade do ar para efeito de conforto termico em climas quentes e umidos. Ambiente Construido, 10(4), 59-68.
  • Arens, E., Humphreys, M., de Dear, R., Zhang, H. (2010). Are 'Class A' Temperature Requirements Realistic or Desirable? Building And Environment, 45(1), 4-10. [More Information]
  • Candido, C., de Dear, R., Lamberts, R., Bittencourt, L. (2010). Cooling exposure in hot humid climates: are occupants 'addicted'? Architectural Science Review, 53(1), 59-64. [More Information]
  • Knibbs, L., de Dear, R., Morawska, L. (2010). Effect of Cabin Ventilation Rate on Ultrafine Particle Exposure Inside Automobiles. Environmental Science and Technology (Washington), 44(9), 3546-3551. [More Information]
  • Knibbs, L., de Dear, R. (2010). Exposure to ultrafine particles and PM2.5 in four Sydney transport modes. Atmospheric environment, 44(26), 3224-3227. [More Information]
  • Drake, S., de Dear, R., Alessi, A., , (2010). Occupant comfort in naturally ventilated and mixed-mode spaces within air-conditioned offices. Architectural Science Review, 53(3), 297-306. [More Information]
  • Knibbs, L., de Dear, R., Atkinson, S. (2009). Field study of air change and flow rate in six automobiles. Indoor Air, 19, 303-313.
  • Knibbs, L., de Dear, R., Morawska, L., Mengersen, K. (2009). On-road ultrafine particle concentration in the M5 East road tunnel, Sydney, Australia. Atmospheric environment, 43, 3510-3519. [More Information]
  • de Dear, R. (2009). The Theory of Thermal Comfort in Naturally ventilated Indoor Environments - "The Pleasure Principle". International Journal of Ventilation, 8(3), 243-250.
  • Peeters, L., de Dear, R., Hensen, J., D'haeseler, W. (2009). Thermal comfort in residential buildings: Comfort values and scales for building energy simulation. Applied Energy, 86(5), 772-780. [More Information]
  • Vaneckova, P., Beggs, P., de Dear, R., McCracken, K. (2008). Effect of temperature on mortality during the six warmer months in Sydney, Australia, between 1993 and 2004. Environmental Research, 108(3), 361-369. [More Information]
  • Knibbs, L., de Dear, R., Morawska, L., Coote, P. (2007). A simple and inexpensive dilution system for the TSI 3007 condensation particle counter. Atmospheric environment, 41, 4553-4557. [More Information]
  • Hart, M., de Dear, R., Beggs, P. (2007). A synoptic climatology of pollen concentrations during the six warmest months in Sydney, Australia. International Journal of Biometeorology, 51(3), 209-220. [More Information]
  • Fabbian, D., de Dear, R., Lellyett, S. (2007). Application of Artificial Neural Network Forecasts to Predict Fog at Canberra International Airport. Weather and Forecasting, 22(2), 372-381.
  • Hart, M., de Dear, R., Hyde, R. (2006). A Synoptic Climatology of Tropospheric Ozone Episodes in Sydney, Australia. International Journal of Climatology, 26(12), 1635-1649. [More Information]
  • de Dear, R. (2006). Adapting buildings to a changing climate: but what about the occupants? Building Research and Information, 34(1), 78-81.
  • van der Linden, A., Boerstra, A., Raue, A., Kurvers, S., de Dear, R. (2006). Adaptive temperature limits: A new guideline in The Netherlands. A new approach for the assessment of building performance with respect to thermal indoor climate. Energy and Buildings, 38(1), 8-17. [More Information]
  • Shitzer, A., de Dear, R. (2006). Inconsistencies in the "New" Windchill chart at low wind speeds. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 45(5), 787-790.
  • Goto, T., Toftum, J., de Dear, R., Fanger, P. (2006). Thermal sensation and thermophysiological responses to metabolic step-changes. International Journal of Biometeorology, 50(5), 323-332. [More Information]
  • Brager, G., Paliaga, G., de Dear, R. (2004). Operable Windows, Personal Control and Occupant Comfort. A S H R A E Transactions, 110(2), 17-35.
  • de Dear, R. (2004). Thermal comfort in practice. Indoor Air, 14(SUPPL. 7), 32-39.
  • Hart, M., de Dear, R. (2004). Weather sensitivity in household appliance energy end-use. Energy and Buildings, 36(2), 161-174. [More Information]
  • Spagnolo, J., de Dear, R. (2003). A Field Study of Thermal Comfort in Outdoor and Semi-Outdoor Environments in Subtropical Sydney Australia. Building And Environment, 38, 721-738.
  • Spagnolo, J., de Dear, R. (2003). A Human Thermal Climatology of Subtropical Sydney. International Journal of Climatology, 23, 1383-1395. [More Information]
  • Erlandson, T., Cena, K., de Dear, R., Havenith, G. (2003). Environmental and human factors influencing thermal comfort of office occupants in hot-humid and hot-arid climates. Ergonomics, 46(6), 616-628.
  • Morgan, C., de Dear, R. (2003). Weather, clothing and thermal adaptation to indoor climate. Climate Research, 24(3), 267-284.

Edited Journals

  • de Dear, R., Nicol, F., Roaf, S. (2013). The wicked problem of designing for comfort in a rapidly changing world. Architectural Science Review, 56(1).

Conferences

  • Parkinson, T., Candido, C., de Dear, R. (2013). 'Comfort Chimp': a Multi-Platform IEQ Questionnaire Development Environment. CLIMA 2013: 11th REHVA World Congress and 8th International Conference on IAQVEC, Prague, Czech Republic: Society of Environmental Engineering.
  • Cabrera, D., Miranda Jofre, L., Crow, R., de Dear, R. (2013). Audio and Acoustic design of the University of Sydney's Indoor Environmental Quality Laboratory. 21st International Congress on Acoustics 2013, New York: Acoustical Society of America.
  • Kim, J., Deuble, M., Candido, C., de Dear, R. (2013). Thermal Comfort in a Large Property Portfolio: What can we do before surrendering to AC? CLIMA 2013: 11th REHVA World Congress and 8th International Conference on IAQVEC, Prague, Czech Republic: Society of Environmental Engineering.
  • Roussac, A., de Dear, R. (2012). A preliminary evaluation of the energy saving potential of automated near-real-time feedback for operators of commercial office buildings. Healthy Buildings 2012 10th International Conference, Brisbane, Australia: Queensland University of Technology.
  • de Dear, R., Candido, C. (2012). An Adaptive Thermal Comfort Policy for a Geographically Dispersed Property Portfolio; Deciding When and Where to Air-Condition in a Warm Climate Zone. 7th Windsor Conference, London, UK: Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings.
  • Candido, C., de Dear, R., Thomas, L., Kim, J., Parkinson, T. (2012). BOSSA - Buildings Occupants Survey System Australia. The 46th Annual Conference of the Architectural Science Association - Building on Knowledge: Theory and Practice, Brisbane: Griffith University.
  • Nakayoshi, M., Shi, R., Kanda, M., de Dear, R. (2012). Development of Wearable Measurement System for Thermal Physiology. ICUC8 – 8th International Conference on Urban Climates, Dublin, Ireland: International Association for Urban Climate.
  • Kim, J., de Dear, R. (2012). How does occupant perception on specific IEQ factors affect overall satisfaction? 7th Windsor Conference, London, UK: Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings.
  • Kim, J., de Dear, R. (2012). Identifying substantive IEQ factors for efficient building management. The 46th Annual Conference of the Architectural Science Association - Building on Knowledge: Theory and Practice, Brisbane: Griffith University.
  • Nakayoshi, M., Shi, R., Kanda, M., de Dear, R. (2012). Investigation of Outdoor Thermal Physiology along Subjects' Pathway. ICUC8 – 8th International Conference on Urban Climates, Dublin, Ireland: International Association for Urban Climate.
  • Parkinson, T., de Dear, R., Candido, C. (2012). Perception of Transient Thermal Environments: Pleasure and Alliesthesia. 7th Windsor Conference, London, UK: Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings.
  • Roussac, A., de Dear, R. (2012). Simple, timely and actionable feedback improves commercial office building performance. 7th Windsor Conference, London, UK: Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings.
  • Nathwani, A., de Dear, R., Candido, C. (2012). The Missing Link - The Next Generation IEQ Lab with Ultimate Flexibility. 7th Windsor Conference, London, UK: Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings.
  • , , de Dear, R. (2011). Mixed-mode Buildings: A Double Standard in Comfort. The 12th International Conference on Indoor Quality and Climate (INDOOR AIR 2011), US: International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ). [More Information]
  • de Dear, R. (2011). Recent enhancements to the adaptive comfort standard in ASHRAE 55-2010. 45th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA 2011), Sydney, Australia: Faculty of Architecture Design and Planning, The University of Sydney.
  • Roussac, A., Steinfeld, J., de Dear, R. (2011). Revisiting summer setpoint strategies for conventional air conditioned office buildings. 45th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA 2011), Sydney, Australia: Faculty of Architecture Design and Planning, The University of Sydney.
  • Roussac, A., Steinfeld, J., de Dear, R. (2010). A preliminary evaluation of two strategies for raising indoor temperature setpoints in office buildings. 44th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA 2010), New Zealand: UNITEC Institute of Technology.
  • Thomas, L., de Dear, R., Rawal, R., Lall, A., Thomas, P. (2010). Air Conditioning, Comfort and Energy in India's Commercial Building Sector. 6th Windsor Conference: Adapting to Change: New Thinking on Comfort, London: Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings.
  • Deuble, M., de Dear, R. (2010). Green Occupants for Green Buildings: The Missing Link? 6th Windsor Conference: Adapting to Change: New Thinking on Comfort, London: Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings.
  • Roussac, A., de Dear, R., Hyde, R. (2010). Quantifying the 'human factor' in office building energy efficiency: A mixed-method approach. 44th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA 2010), New Zealand: UNITEC Institute of Technology.
  • de Dear, R. (2010). Thermal Comfort In Natural Ventilation - A Neurophysiological Hypothesis. 6th Windsor Conference: Adapting to Change: New Thinking on Comfort, London: Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings.
  • Candido, C., Lamberts, R., de Dear, R., Bittencourt, L. (2010). Towards a Brazilian standard for naturally ventilated buildings: guidelines for thermal and air movement acceptability. 6th Windsor Conference: Adapting to Change: New Thinking on Comfort, London: Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings.
  • Candido, C., de Dear, R., Lamberts, R., Bittencourt, L. (2009). Air movement preference and thermal comfort: A survey in classrooms during summer season in Brazil. PLEA 2009 - Architecture Energy and the Occupant's Perspective, Canada: Les Presses de l'Universite Laval.
  • Candido, C., Lamberts, R., Bittencourt, L., de Dear, R. (2009). Aplicabilidade dos limites da velocidade do ar para efeito de conforto termico em climas quentes e umidos. X Encontro Nacional de Conforto no Ambiente Construido, Natal, Brazil: ANTAC.
  • Drake, S., de Dear, R., Alessio, A., , (2009). Occupant comfort in naturally ventilated and mixed-mode spaces within air-conditioned offices. 43rd Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association ANZAScA 2009, Australia: University of Tasmania.
  • Lin, T., de Dear, R., Matzarakis, A., Hwang, R. (2009). Prediction of thermal acceptability in hot-humid outdoor environments in Taiwan. 7th International Conference on Urban Climate: ICUC-7, on line: Tokyo Institute of Technology.
  • de Dear, R. (2009). Thermal comfort in natural ventilation - a neurophysiological hypothesis. 43rd Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association ANZAScA 2009, Australia: University of Tasmania.
  • de Dear, R. (2009). Towards a theory of adaptive thermal comfort – the pleasure principle. Ninth International Healthy Buildings Conference and Exhibition.
  • Candido, C., Lamberts, R., Bittencourt, L., de Dear, R. (2008). Aceitabilidade do movimento do ar e conforto térmico em edificações naturalmente ventiladas em Maceió/AL (Air movement acceptability inside naturally ventilated buildings in Maceio city). XII Encontro Nacional de Tecnologia do Ambiente Construido - ENTAC (12th National Meeting on Technology of Built Environment).
  • Ward, J., Wall, J., West, S., de Dear, R. (2008). Beyond Comfort - Managing the Impact of HVAC Control on the Outside World. 5th Windsor Conference: Air-Conditioning & The Low Carbon Cooling Challenge.
  • de Dear, R. (2008). Heat Waves, Thermal Discomfort and Residential Air Conditioning: The Problem of Peak Electricity Demand. 18th International Congress of Biometeorology ICB2008: Harmony within Nature.
  • Candido, C., de Dear, R., Lamberts, R., Bittencourt, L. (2008). Natural ventilation and thermal comfort: air movement acceptability inside naturally ventilated buildings in Brazilian hot humid zone. 5th Windsor Conference: Air-Conditioning & The Low Carbon Cooling Challenge.
  • Knibbs, L., de Dear, R., Morawska, L., Atkinson, S. (2008). On-road quantification of the key characteristics of automobile HVAC systems in relation to in-cabin submicrometer particle pollution. The 11th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate (Indoor Air 2008), Denmark: International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ).
  • de Dear, R., White, S. (2008). Residential air conditioning, comfort and demand response. The 11th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate (Indoor Air 2008), Denmark: International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ).
  • de Dear, R., White, S. (2008). Residential air conditioning, thermal comfort and peak electricity demand management. 5th Windsor Conference: Air-Conditioning & The Low Carbon Cooling Challenge.
  • Jendritzky, G., Weihs, P., Batchvarova, E., Havenith, G., de Dear, R. (2008). The Universal Thermal Climate Index UTCI: Goal and State of COST Action 730 and ISB Commission 6. 5th Windsor Conference: Air-Conditioning & The Low Carbon Cooling Challenge.
  • de Dear, R. (2008). Thermal Comfort, Residential Air Conditioning and Peak Electricity Demand in Australia. International Symposium on the Interaction Human and Building Environment.
  • de Dear, R. (2007). Adaptive Comfort Applications in Australia and Impacts on Building Energy Consumption. 6th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings (IAQVEC 2007). Elsevier.
  • de Dear, R. (2006). Adaptive thermal comfort in building management and performance. Healthy Buildings 2006, United States: International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ).
  • Hart, M., de Dear, R., Hyde, R. (2004). A climatology of photochemical smog episodes in Sydney Australia. 13th Conference on the Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology with the Air and Waste Management Association, USA: Air and Waste Management Association.
  • Bergman, B., Morawska, L., de Dear, R., Cena, K. (2003). A review of quantitative approaches to linking human productivity to indoor air quality. CIB International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Built Environment (SASBE 2003), Australia: Queensland University of Technology.
  • Hart, M., de Dear, R. (2003). Synoptic signatures behind photochemical smog episodes in Sydney. National Clean Air Conference 2003: Linking Air Pollution Science, Policy and Management.
  • Hart, M., de Dear, R. (2002). The Impacts of outdoor weather on residential energy consumption. 36th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Association, Geelong: Deakin University Geelong.

Other Works

  • de Dear, R., Arens, E., Zhang, H. (2012). Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy. ASHRAE Addendum | Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy, Addendum d to ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 55-2010, (pp. 1 - 4). Atlanta, United States of America: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc..
  • de Dear, R., Brager, G. (2010). ASHRAE Adaptive Comfort Standard (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers - American standard for buildings). ASHRAE Adaptive Comfort Standard (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning En, 2010, (pp. 1 - 44). Atlanta, United States of America: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc..

Report

  • Brager, G., Paliaga, G., de Dear, R. (2004). The Effect of Personal Control and Thermal Variability on Comfort and Acceptability.
  • Luther, M., de Dear, R. (2003). Applying the Adaptive Model of Comfort.
  • de Dear, R. (2003). Design Guidelines for Thermally Acceptable Outdoor and Semi-Outdoor Micro-Climates.

2013

  • Parkinson, T., Candido, C., de Dear, R. (2013). 'Comfort Chimp': a Multi-Platform IEQ Questionnaire Development Environment. CLIMA 2013: 11th REHVA World Congress and 8th International Conference on IAQVEC, Prague, Czech Republic: Society of Environmental Engineering.
  • Saman, W., Boland, J., Pullen, S., de Dear, R., Soebarto, V., Miller, W., Pocock, B., Belusko, M., Bruno, F., Whaley, D., Candido, C., Deuble, M., et al (2013). A framework for adaptation of Australian households to heat waves. Gold Coast, Queensland: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility NCCARF.
  • Cabrera, D., Miranda Jofre, L., Crow, R., de Dear, R. (2013). Audio and Acoustic design of the University of Sydney's Indoor Environmental Quality Laboratory. 21st International Congress on Acoustics 2013, New York: Acoustical Society of America.
  • Taleghani, M., Tenpierik, M., van den Dobbelsteen, A., de Dear, R. (2013). Energy use impact of and thermal comfort in different urban block types in the Netherlands. Energy and Buildings, 67, 166-175. [More Information]
  • Kim, J., de Dear, R., Candido, C., Zhang, H., Arens, E. (2013). Gender differences in office occupant perception of indoor environmental quality (IEQ). Building And Environment, 70, 245-256. [More Information]
  • de Dear, R., Akimoto, T., Arens, E., Brager, G., Candido, C., Cheong, D., Li, B., Nishihara, N., Sekhar, C., Tanabe, S., et al (2013). Progress in thermal comfort research over the last twenty years. Indoor Air, 23(6), 442-461. [More Information]
  • de Dear, R., Nathwani, A., Candido, C., Cabrera, D. (2013). The next generation of experientially realistic lab-based research: The University of Sydney's Indoor Environmental Quality Laboratory. Architectural Science Review, 56(1), 83-92. [More Information]
  • de Dear, R., Nicol, F., Roaf, S. (2013). The wicked problem of designing for comfort in a rapidly changing world. Architectural Science Review, 56(1).
  • Kim, J., Deuble, M., Candido, C., de Dear, R. (2013). Thermal Comfort in a Large Property Portfolio: What can we do before surrendering to AC? CLIMA 2013: 11th REHVA World Congress and 8th International Conference on IAQVEC, Prague, Czech Republic: Society of Environmental Engineering.
  • Kim, J., de Dear, R. (2013). Workspace satisfaction: The privacy-communication trade-off inopen-plan offices. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 36, 18-26. [More Information]

2012

  • Roussac, A., de Dear, R. (2012). A preliminary evaluation of the energy saving potential of automated near-real-time feedback for operators of commercial office buildings. Healthy Buildings 2012 10th International Conference, Brisbane, Australia: Queensland University of Technology.
  • de Dear, R., Candido, C. (2012). An Adaptive Thermal Comfort Policy for a Geographically Dispersed Property Portfolio; Deciding When and Where to Air-Condition in a Warm Climate Zone. 7th Windsor Conference, London, UK: Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings.
  • Candido, C., de Dear, R., Thomas, L., Kim, J., Parkinson, T. (2012). BOSSA - Buildings Occupants Survey System Australia. The 46th Annual Conference of the Architectural Science Association - Building on Knowledge: Theory and Practice, Brisbane: Griffith University.
  • Nakayoshi, M., Shi, R., Kanda, M., de Dear, R. (2012). Development of Wearable Measurement System for Thermal Physiology. ICUC8 – 8th International Conference on Urban Climates, Dublin, Ireland: International Association for Urban Climate.
  • de Dear, R. (2012). Did someone set the air on Artic? The widespread problem of over-air-conditioning. HVAC & R Research, 18(6), 1045-1046. [More Information]
  • Candido, C., de Dear, R., Ohba, M. (2012). Effects of artificially induced heat acclimatization on subjects' thermal and air movement preferences. Building And Environment, 49(1), 251-258. [More Information]
  • Candido, C., de Dear, R. (2012). From thermal boredom to thermal pleasure: A brief literature review. Ambiente Construido, 12(1), 81-90.
  • Deuble, M., de Dear, R. (2012). Green occupants for green buildings: The Missing link? Building And Environment, 56, 21-27.
  • Kim, J., de Dear, R. (2012). How does occupant perception on specific IEQ factors affect overall satisfaction? 7th Windsor Conference, London, UK: Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings.
  • Kim, J., de Dear, R. (2012). Identifying substantive IEQ factors for efficient building management. The 46th Annual Conference of the Architectural Science Association - Building on Knowledge: Theory and Practice, Brisbane: Griffith University.
  • Kim, J., de Dear, R. (2012). Impact of different building ventilation modes on occupant expectations of the main IEQ factors. Building And Environment, 57, 184-193.
  • Nakayoshi, M., Shi, R., Kanda, M., de Dear, R. (2012). Investigation of Outdoor Thermal Physiology along Subjects' Pathway. ICUC8 – 8th International Conference on Urban Climates, Dublin, Ireland: International Association for Urban Climate.
  • , , de Dear, R. (2012). Mixed-mode buildings: A double standard in occupants' comfort expectations. Building And Environment, 54, 53-60.
  • Kim, J., de Dear, R. (2012). Nonlinear relationships between individual IEQ factors and overall workspace satisfaction. Building And Environment, 49(1), 33-40.
  • Parkinson, T., de Dear, R., Candido, C. (2012). Perception of Transient Thermal Environments: Pleasure and Alliesthesia. 7th Windsor Conference, London, UK: Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings.
  • Roussac, A., de Dear, R. (2012). Simple, timely and actionable feedback improves commercial office building performance. 7th Windsor Conference, London, UK: Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings.
  • Nathwani, A., de Dear, R., Candido, C. (2012). The Missing Link - The Next Generation IEQ Lab with Ultimate Flexibility. 7th Windsor Conference, London, UK: Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings.
  • de Dear, R., Arens, E., Zhang, H. (2012). Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy. ASHRAE Addendum | Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy, Addendum d to ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 55-2010, (pp. 1 - 4). Atlanta, United States of America: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc..
  • Jendritzky, G., de Dear, R., Havenith, G. (2012). UTCI-Why another thermal index? International Journal of Biometeorology, 56(3), 421-428. [More Information]
  • Psikuta, A., Fiala, D., Laschewski, G., Jendritzky, G., Richards, M., Błażejczyk, K., Mekjavic, I., Rintamaki, H., de Dear, R., Havenith, G. (2012). Validation of the Fiala multi-node thermophysiological model for UTCI application. International Journal of Biometeorology, 56(Special Issue (UTCI)), 443-460. [More Information]

2011

  • Roussac, A., Steinfeld, J., de Dear, R. (2011). A preliminary evaluation of two strategies for raising indoor air temperature setpoints in office buildings. Architectural Science Review, 54(ANZAScA special issue), 148-156.
  • Candido, C., de Dear, R., Lamberts, R. (2011). Combined Thermal Acceptability and Air Movement Assessments in a Hot Humid Climate. Building And Environment, 46(2), 379-395.
  • Lin, T., de Dear, R., Hwang, R. (2011). Effect of Thermal Adaptation on Seasonal Outdoor Thermal Comfort. International Journal of Climatology, 31(2), 302-312. [More Information]
  • , , de Dear, R. (2011). Mixed-mode Buildings: A Double Standard in Comfort. The 12th International Conference on Indoor Quality and Climate (INDOOR AIR 2011), US: International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ). [More Information]
  • Roussac, A., de Dear, R., Hyde, R. (2011). Quantifying the 'human factor' in office building energy efficiency: a mixed-method approach. Architectural Science Review, 54(ANZAScA special issue), 124-131.
  • de Dear, R. (2011). Recent enhancements to the adaptive comfort standard in ASHRAE 55-2010. 45th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA 2011), Sydney, Australia: Faculty of Architecture Design and Planning, The University of Sydney.
  • de Dear, R. (2011). Revisiting an Old Hypothesis of Human Thermal Perception: Alliesthesia. Building Research and Information, 39(2), 108-117. [More Information]
  • Roussac, A., Steinfeld, J., de Dear, R. (2011). Revisiting summer setpoint strategies for conventional air conditioned office buildings. 45th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA 2011), Sydney, Australia: Faculty of Architecture Design and Planning, The University of Sydney.
  • Candido, C., Lamberts, R., de Dear, R., Bittencourt, L., de Vecchi, R. (2011). Towards a Brazilian Standard for Naturally Ventilated Buildings: Guidelines for Thermal and Air Movement Acceptability. Building Research and Information, 39(2), 145-153. [More Information]

2010

  • Roussac, A., Steinfeld, J., de Dear, R. (2010). A preliminary evaluation of two strategies for raising indoor temperature setpoints in office buildings. 44th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA 2010), New Zealand: UNITEC Institute of Technology.
  • Thomas, L., de Dear, R., Rawal, R., Lall, A., Thomas, P. (2010). Air Conditioning, Comfort and Energy in India's Commercial Building Sector. 6th Windsor Conference: Adapting to Change: New Thinking on Comfort, London: Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings.
  • Candido, C., de Dear, R., Lamberts, R., Bittencourt, L. (2010). Air movement acceptability limits and thermal comfort in Brazil's hot humid climate zone. Building And Environment, 45(1), 222-229. [More Information]
  • Candido, C., Lamberts, R., Bittencourt, L., de Dear, R. (2010). Aplicabilidade dos limites da velocidade do ar para efeito de conforto termico em climas quentes e umidos. Ambiente Construido, 10(4), 59-68.
  • Arens, E., Humphreys, M., de Dear, R., Zhang, H. (2010). Are 'Class A' Temperature Requirements Realistic or Desirable? Building And Environment, 45(1), 4-10. [More Information]
  • de Dear, R., Brager, G. (2010). ASHRAE Adaptive Comfort Standard (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers - American standard for buildings). ASHRAE Adaptive Comfort Standard (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning En, 2010, (pp. 1 - 44). Atlanta, United States of America: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc..
  • Candido, C., de Dear, R., Lamberts, R., Bittencourt, L. (2010). Cooling exposure in hot humid climates: are occupants 'addicted'? Architectural Science Review, 53(1), 59-64. [More Information]
  • Knibbs, L., de Dear, R., Morawska, L. (2010). Effect of Cabin Ventilation Rate on Ultrafine Particle Exposure Inside Automobiles. Environmental Science and Technology (Washington), 44(9), 3546-3551. [More Information]
  • Knibbs, L., de Dear, R. (2010). Exposure to ultrafine particles and PM2.5 in four Sydney transport modes. Atmospheric environment, 44(26), 3224-3227. [More Information]
  • Deuble, M., de Dear, R. (2010). Green Occupants for Green Buildings: The Missing Link? 6th Windsor Conference: Adapting to Change: New Thinking on Comfort, London: Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings.
  • Drake, S., de Dear, R., Alessi, A., , (2010). Occupant comfort in naturally ventilated and mixed-mode spaces within air-conditioned offices. Architectural Science Review, 53(3), 297-306. [More Information]
  • Roussac, A., de Dear, R., Hyde, R. (2010). Quantifying the 'human factor' in office building energy efficiency: A mixed-method approach. 44th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA 2010), New Zealand: UNITEC Institute of Technology.
  • de Dear, R. (2010). Thermal Comfort In Natural Ventilation - A Neurophysiological Hypothesis. 6th Windsor Conference: Adapting to Change: New Thinking on Comfort, London: Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings.
  • Candido, C., Lamberts, R., de Dear, R., Bittencourt, L. (2010). Towards a Brazilian standard for naturally ventilated buildings: guidelines for thermal and air movement acceptability. 6th Windsor Conference: Adapting to Change: New Thinking on Comfort, London: Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings.

2009

  • Jendritzky, G., de Dear, R. (2009). Adaptation and Thermal Environment. In Kristie L. Ebi, Ian Burton, Glenn R. McGregor (Eds.), Biometeorology for Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change, (pp. 9-32). Netherlands: Springer Science + Business Media.
  • Candido, C., de Dear, R., Lamberts, R., Bittencourt, L. (2009). Air movement preference and thermal comfort: A survey in classrooms during summer season in Brazil. PLEA 2009 - Architecture Energy and the Occupant's Perspective, Canada: Les Presses de l'Universite Laval.
  • Candido, C., Lamberts, R., Bittencourt, L., de Dear, R. (2009). Aplicabilidade dos limites da velocidade do ar para efeito de conforto termico em climas quentes e umidos. X Encontro Nacional de Conforto no Ambiente Construido, Natal, Brazil: ANTAC.
  • Knibbs, L., de Dear, R., Atkinson, S. (2009). Field study of air change and flow rate in six automobiles. Indoor Air, 19, 303-313.
  • Drake, S., de Dear, R., Alessio, A., , (2009). Occupant comfort in naturally ventilated and mixed-mode spaces within air-conditioned offices. 43rd Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association ANZAScA 2009, Australia: University of Tasmania.
  • Knibbs, L., de Dear, R., Morawska, L., Mengersen, K. (2009). On-road ultrafine particle concentration in the M5 East road tunnel, Sydney, Australia. Atmospheric environment, 43, 3510-3519. [More Information]
  • Lin, T., de Dear, R., Matzarakis, A., Hwang, R. (2009). Prediction of thermal acceptability in hot-humid outdoor environments in Taiwan. 7th International Conference on Urban Climate: ICUC-7, on line: Tokyo Institute of Technology.
  • de Dear, R. (2009). The Theory of Thermal Comfort in Naturally ventilated Indoor Environments - "The Pleasure Principle". International Journal of Ventilation, 8(3), 243-250.
  • de Dear, R. (2009). Thermal comfort in natural ventilation - a neurophysiological hypothesis. 43rd Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association ANZAScA 2009, Australia: University of Tasmania.
  • Peeters, L., de Dear, R., Hensen, J., D'haeseler, W. (2009). Thermal comfort in residential buildings: Comfort values and scales for building energy simulation. Applied Energy, 86(5), 772-780. [More Information]
  • de Dear, R. (2009). Towards a theory of adaptive thermal comfort – the pleasure principle. Ninth International Healthy Buildings Conference and Exhibition.

2008

  • Candido, C., Lamberts, R., Bittencourt, L., de Dear, R. (2008). Aceitabilidade do movimento do ar e conforto térmico em edificações naturalmente ventiladas em Maceió/AL (Air movement acceptability inside naturally ventilated buildings in Maceio city). XII Encontro Nacional de Tecnologia do Ambiente Construido - ENTAC (12th National Meeting on Technology of Built Environment).
  • Ward, J., Wall, J., West, S., de Dear, R. (2008). Beyond Comfort - Managing the Impact of HVAC Control on the Outside World. 5th Windsor Conference: Air-Conditioning & The Low Carbon Cooling Challenge.
  • Vaneckova, P., Beggs, P., de Dear, R., McCracken, K. (2008). Effect of temperature on mortality during the six warmer months in Sydney, Australia, between 1993 and 2004. Environmental Research, 108(3), 361-369. [More Information]
  • de Dear, R. (2008). Heat Waves, Thermal Discomfort and Residential Air Conditioning: The Problem of Peak Electricity Demand. 18th International Congress of Biometeorology ICB2008: Harmony within Nature.
  • Candido, C., de Dear, R., Lamberts, R., Bittencourt, L. (2008). Natural ventilation and thermal comfort: air movement acceptability inside naturally ventilated buildings in Brazilian hot humid zone. 5th Windsor Conference: Air-Conditioning & The Low Carbon Cooling Challenge.
  • Knibbs, L., de Dear, R., Morawska, L., Atkinson, S. (2008). On-road quantification of the key characteristics of automobile HVAC systems in relation to in-cabin submicrometer particle pollution. The 11th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate (Indoor Air 2008), Denmark: International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ).
  • de Dear, R., White, S. (2008). Residential air conditioning, comfort and demand response. The 11th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate (Indoor Air 2008), Denmark: International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ).
  • de Dear, R., White, S. (2008). Residential air conditioning, thermal comfort and peak electricity demand management. 5th Windsor Conference: Air-Conditioning & The Low Carbon Cooling Challenge.
  • Jendritzky, G., Weihs, P., Batchvarova, E., Havenith, G., de Dear, R. (2008). The Universal Thermal Climate Index UTCI: Goal and State of COST Action 730 and ISB Commission 6. 5th Windsor Conference: Air-Conditioning & The Low Carbon Cooling Challenge.
  • de Dear, R. (2008). Thermal Comfort, Residential Air Conditioning and Peak Electricity Demand in Australia. International Symposium on the Interaction Human and Building Environment.

2007

  • Knibbs, L., de Dear, R., Morawska, L., Coote, P. (2007). A simple and inexpensive dilution system for the TSI 3007 condensation particle counter. Atmospheric environment, 41, 4553-4557. [More Information]
  • Hart, M., de Dear, R., Beggs, P. (2007). A synoptic climatology of pollen concentrations during the six warmest months in Sydney, Australia. International Journal of Biometeorology, 51(3), 209-220. [More Information]
  • de Dear, R. (2007). Adaptive Comfort Applications in Australia and Impacts on Building Energy Consumption. 6th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings (IAQVEC 2007). Elsevier.
  • Fabbian, D., de Dear, R., Lellyett, S. (2007). Application of Artificial Neural Network Forecasts to Predict Fog at Canberra International Airport. Weather and Forecasting, 22(2), 372-381.

2006

  • Hart, M., de Dear, R., Hyde, R. (2006). A Synoptic Climatology of Tropospheric Ozone Episodes in Sydney, Australia. International Journal of Climatology, 26(12), 1635-1649. [More Information]
  • de Dear, R. (2006). Adapting buildings to a changing climate: but what about the occupants? Building Research and Information, 34(1), 78-81.
  • van der Linden, A., Boerstra, A., Raue, A., Kurvers, S., de Dear, R. (2006). Adaptive temperature limits: A new guideline in The Netherlands. A new approach for the assessment of building performance with respect to thermal indoor climate. Energy and Buildings, 38(1), 8-17. [More Information]
  • de Dear, R. (2006). Adaptive thermal comfort in building management and performance. Healthy Buildings 2006, United States: International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ).
  • Shitzer, A., de Dear, R. (2006). Inconsistencies in the "New" Windchill chart at low wind speeds. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 45(5), 787-790.
  • Goto, T., Toftum, J., de Dear, R., Fanger, P. (2006). Thermal sensation and thermophysiological responses to metabolic step-changes. International Journal of Biometeorology, 50(5), 323-332. [More Information]

2005

  • Erlandson, T., Cena, K., de Dear, R. (2005). Gender differences and non-thermal factors in thermal comfort of office occupants in a hot-arid climate. In Yutaka Tochihara, Tadakatsu Ohnaka (Eds.), Environmental Ergonomics: The Ergonomics of Human Comfort, Health and Performance in the Thermal Environment (Elsevier Ergonomics Book Series: Volume 3), (pp. 263-268). United Kingdom: Elsevier.
  • de Dear, R., Spagnolo, J. (2005). Thermal comfort in outdoor and semi-outdoor environments. In Yutaka Tochihara, Tadakatsu Ohnaka (Eds.), Environmental Ergonomics: The Ergonomics of Human Comfort, Health and Performance in the Thermal Environment (Elsevier Ergonomics Book Series: Volume 3), (pp. 269-276). United Kingdom: Elsevier.

2004

  • Hart, M., de Dear, R., Hyde, R. (2004). A climatology of photochemical smog episodes in Sydney Australia. 13th Conference on the Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology with the Air and Waste Management Association, USA: Air and Waste Management Association.
  • Brager, G., Paliaga, G., de Dear, R. (2004). Operable Windows, Personal Control and Occupant Comfort. A S H R A E Transactions, 110(2), 17-35.
  • Brager, G., Paliaga, G., de Dear, R. (2004). The Effect of Personal Control and Thermal Variability on Comfort and Acceptability.
  • de Dear, R. (2004). Thermal comfort in practice. Indoor Air, 14(SUPPL. 7), 32-39.
  • Hart, M., de Dear, R. (2004). Weather sensitivity in household appliance energy end-use. Energy and Buildings, 36(2), 161-174. [More Information]

2003

  • Spagnolo, J., de Dear, R. (2003). A Field Study of Thermal Comfort in Outdoor and Semi-Outdoor Environments in Subtropical Sydney Australia. Building And Environment, 38, 721-738.
  • Spagnolo, J., de Dear, R. (2003). A Human Thermal Climatology of Subtropical Sydney. International Journal of Climatology, 23, 1383-1395. [More Information]
  • Bergman, B., Morawska, L., de Dear, R., Cena, K. (2003). A review of quantitative approaches to linking human productivity to indoor air quality. CIB International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Built Environment (SASBE 2003), Australia: Queensland University of Technology.
  • Luther, M., de Dear, R. (2003). Applying the Adaptive Model of Comfort.
  • de Dear, R. (2003). Design Guidelines for Thermally Acceptable Outdoor and Semi-Outdoor Micro-Climates.
  • Erlandson, T., Cena, K., de Dear, R., Havenith, G. (2003). Environmental and human factors influencing thermal comfort of office occupants in hot-humid and hot-arid climates. Ergonomics, 46(6), 616-628.
  • Brager, G., de Dear, R. (2003). Historical and Cultural Influences on Comfort Expectations. In Raymond Cole, Richard Lorch (Eds.), Buildings, Culture and Environment: Informing Local & Global Practices, (pp. 177-201). United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Hart, M., de Dear, R. (2003). Synoptic signatures behind photochemical smog episodes in Sydney. National Clean Air Conference 2003: Linking Air Pollution Science, Policy and Management.
  • Morgan, C., de Dear, R. (2003). Weather, clothing and thermal adaptation to indoor climate. Climate Research, 24(3), 267-284.

2002

  • Hart, M., de Dear, R. (2002). The Impacts of outdoor weather on residential energy consumption. 36th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Association, Geelong: Deakin University Geelong.

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