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This causes a sensation of freshness which is felt pleasant. If proper cooling does not occur, the air may be felt stale, stuffy and unacceptable. A high enthalpy means a low cooling power of the inhaled air and therefore an insufficient convective and evaporative cooling of the respiratory tract, and in particular the nose. This lack of proper cooling is closely related to poorly perceived air quality. g. water or wine. Heat loss through respiration is only around 10% of the total heat loss from the body and humidity and temperature of the inhaled air have therefore only a small impact on the thermal sensation for the human body as a whole.

Today with computational fluid dynamics it is possible to model of environmental behaviour including smoke spread and fire spread in buildings. The development by the US Navy of the PERT (Program Evaluation and Review Technique) and the later development of the CPM (Critical Path Method) based on the mathematical technique of dynamic programming provided a formalisable means construction project management that was readily computable. As a consequence this was also amongst the early applications of computers in the building industry.

Of DKV-Jahrestagung, Berlin, Vol. IV. , 2000, The effects of outdoor air supply rate in an office on perceived air quality, Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) symptoms and productivity, Indoor Air, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp. 222-236. , 2000, Productivity is affected by the air quality in offices, Proc. of Healthy Buildings 2000, Vol. 1, pp. 635-640. , 2002, Ventilation and health in nonindustrial indoor environments: report from a European Multidisciplinary Scientific Consensus Meeting, Indoor Air, 12(2). , 1996, Indoor environmental effects on productivity, Proc.

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