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Richard De Dear

Professor, Department of Chemical and Bimolecular Engineering - & Principle Fellow & Chief Scientist, Energy Studies Institute - & Executive Advisor, NUS Enterprise
Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning
University of Sydney
Room 586 Wilkinson Bldg, City Road G04
Sydney, NSW Australia

This speaker was a visiting speaker who delivered a talk or talks on the date(s) shown at the links below. This speaker is not otherwise associated with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, unless specifically identified as a Berkeley Lab staff member.


Richard de Dear has been actively researching in thermal comfort for the last 30 years in places as diverse as Australia, Denmark, Singapore and the US. He is currently Head of the Architectural Science Discipline at the University of Sydney. Richard is probably best known for his work on the ASHRAE adaptive thermal comfort model with UC Berkeley's Gail Brager in the late 1990s. That model went on to become part of ASHRAE's comfort standard (55-2004; 2010) and is also mentioned in the thermal comfort provisions of the LEED green building rating system