Abstract: Research has shown that increased temperatures and low ventilation rates in classrooms can have negative impacts on work performance and health of the students. Its known fact that the better thermal comfort conditions in any space will have positive effects on the wellbeing of the persons using it. The major factors affecting thermal comfort are both environmental and personal. Environmental factors include air temperature, radiant temperature, air velocity and humidity. Personal factors include clothing insulation and metabolic heat. Movement of air is one of the important factors influencing thermal comfort of a space. This paper discusses about the relevance of increased air movement at higher indoor temperatures and humidity, and how it can improve thermal comfort conditions in a class room. A class room of an Institution has been chosen to test the point.
Keywords: Thermal comfort, Air movement, ventilation, environment.