Organizations in Hawaii and in other tropical areas continue to seek innovative applications of technologies to improve thermal comfort. While ceiling fans have been used for centuries, there are few tools that allow designers and planners to make deliberate, conscious fan selection based on research, constraints of the space and the physical characteristics of the fans. This two phase project evaluates fan typologies, control options, and operational characteristics and provide research-based design guidelines to assist in space planning, design and product selection. The second phase of the project identifies gaps between existing industry and market conditions and the current knowledge base, resulting in recommendations for areas of academic study to benefit the marketplace. This APRISES13 task completes phase 1 work begun under APRISES11 (MKThink, August 2017).
Point Person: Jim Maskrey