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Title: Thermal comfort assessment and characteristics of occupant's behaviour in naturally ventilated buildings in composite climate of India

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1325339
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Journal Article: Publisher's Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Energy for Sustainable Development
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 33; Journal Issue: C; Related Information: CHORUS Timestamp: 2017-10-04 16:43:10; Journal ID: ISSN 0973-0826
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
India
Language:
English

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Kumar, Sanjay, Singh, Manoj Kumar, Loftness, Vivian, Mathur, Jyotirmay, and Mathur, Sanjay. Thermal comfort assessment and characteristics of occupant's behaviour in naturally ventilated buildings in composite climate of India. India: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1016/j.esd.2016.06.002.
Kumar, Sanjay, Singh, Manoj Kumar, Loftness, Vivian, Mathur, Jyotirmay, & Mathur, Sanjay. Thermal comfort assessment and characteristics of occupant's behaviour in naturally ventilated buildings in composite climate of India. India. doi:10.1016/j.esd.2016.06.002.
Kumar, Sanjay, Singh, Manoj Kumar, Loftness, Vivian, Mathur, Jyotirmay, and Mathur, Sanjay. 2016. "Thermal comfort assessment and characteristics of occupant's behaviour in naturally ventilated buildings in composite climate of India". India. doi:10.1016/j.esd.2016.06.002.
@article{osti_1325339,
title = {Thermal comfort assessment and characteristics of occupant's behaviour in naturally ventilated buildings in composite climate of India},
author = {Kumar, Sanjay and Singh, Manoj Kumar and Loftness, Vivian and Mathur, Jyotirmay and Mathur, Sanjay},
abstractNote = {},
doi = {10.1016/j.esd.2016.06.002},
journal = {Energy for Sustainable Development},
number = C,
volume = 33,
place = {India},
year = 2016,
month = 8
}

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