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To keep track of class room climate!

Project Leader
Schwarzl Ingeborg, BOKU Project Leader
Duration:
15.06.2008-28.02.2011
Type of Research
Basic Research
Project partners
Mag. Elisabeth Lang, klinische Psychologin mit selbständiger Praxis, Austria.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Med Uni Vienna, Kinderspitalgasse 15, 1090 Wien, Austria.
Contact person: Dr. Hanns Moshammer;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner

Further information: http://www.wau.boku.ac.at/klassenklima.html

Staff
Mursch-Radlgruber Erich, Project Staff
Matiasch Lydia, Project Staff
Spangl Bernhard, Project Staff
BOKU Research Units
Institute of Meteorology and Climatology
Institute of Statistics
Funded by
Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung, Minoritenplatz, 1010 Wien, Austria
Abstract
Students, teachers and scientists investigate indoor climate in schools in search for relations between heat and productivity.

Rooms in schools pose a challenge concerning indoor climate: Many people stay there at the same time for many hours. Great demand is made on them concerning concentration. Future climate scenarios show an increase of heat days. Heat will be more strain in future, even in the months Mai and June, that are relevant or schools in Austria.
Teachers and students feel affected by heat heavily. There is not much literature about heat and power of concentration. This question is the topic of this project in cooperation with three schools. The relation between heat and concentration shall be quantified. Therefore measurements of indoor climate (temperature, relative humidity, CO2 and particulate matter) and periodic psychological tests are planned. Students shall keep records of their personal estimation of thermal comfort and concentration.
Simple realizable actions will be developed that improve the climate situation in schools.


Keywords
climatology; meteorology; bioclimatology;
Thermal Comfort; Research-Education Cooperation; Heat; Indoor Climate;
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