The definition of comfort

Invisible comfort

Comfort is the achievement of equilibrium with our environment in the absence of any discomfort. It is already clear from the definition that comfort cannot be measured analytically but only statistically, since it depends on too many variables, some of which are purely subjective and psychological in nature.

The variables are:

  • thermal and hygrometric comfort;
  • olfactory comfort (related to air quality);
  • visual comfort (related to lighting);
  • psychological comfort.

The analysis that follows will focus primarily on thermal and hygrometric comfort.