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ReviewerCreditsHealth and Environment (HE) (ISSN: 2661-3034) is an open access, continuously published, international, refereed  journal aiming to analyze and introduce the relationship between environment and health from different angles and levels. Health and Enviroment publishes high quality special report, investigations, techniques and methods, supervision and monitoring, reviews, communications.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:
• Air quality
• Health impact assessment
• Occupational health
• Urban health
• Chemical safety
• Housing and health
• Preventive Medicine and hygienics
• Water and sanitation
• Climate change
• Transport and health

Vol 5 No 1 (2024)

Published: 2024-07-11

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Page 237-245

Study of thermal comfort in some standard school buildings: A case of Madagascar island

blankpage Sinta Rivel, Modeste Kameni Nematchoua, Raminosoa Jean Chrysostome, Rafefimanana Sambilason Richard

This study focuses on thermal comfort in  some classroom school buildings of the Malagasy Ministry of National Education, located in the city of Diego-Suarez, characterized by a warm tropical climate throughout the year. This study was  carried out in December 2023, then between January and February 2024. The analysis is based on the adaptive approach, using questionnaires and taking measurements of thermal parameters via weather sensor. During study hours from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the morning and 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the afternoon, the questionnaires are completed at the same time as in-situ measurements are taken. In total, 223 questionnaires were completed by the occupants including (students and teachers), distributed in four classrooms of two different primary schools. The results reveal that the percentage of thermal acceptance inside the old school reaches 35%, compared to only 15% for the modern school. The majority of respondents believe that the air flow speed is more favorable in the old building, with a perception of comfort at 60%, compared to 40% for the modern building.

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 ISSN: 2661-3034
 Abbreviation: Health Environ
 Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Shaoyong Lu(China)
 Publishing Frequency: Continuous publication
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