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6 months ago

Rosa (a guest user) asked this question:

Language pair:

French > English

Subject:

Technical / Engineering

Level of diffculty:

Easy / medium

Word or term in question:

confort d'été

Context:

Lors des travaux de rénovation énergétique, il est possible d’améliorer le confort d’été sans avoir recours à un climatiseur qui augmenterait les consommations électriques du logement.

Ces mesures concernent le chauffage et le refroidissement, l'eau chaude sanitaire, le confort d'été, l'éclairage ...

Just not getting the English equivalent - are they just referring to the insulation?

Keywords:

Diagnostic de performance énergétique

 

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6 months ago

martynback  See profile wrote:

summertime climate control

My comment:

"confort" can often be translated as "climate control" in texts on building specs etc. You're right that we wouldn't really use "comfort" here: it's a kind of faux ami, actually.

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6 months ago

CMD  See profile wrote:

summer comfort

My comment:

term in the context of conventional construction vs. passive house construction:
comfortable feeling all year round and not feeling lethargic due to heat; it concerns insulation, airtightness, window ventilation, shading elements etc

My references:

https://www.construiresamaison.com/construire/definir-son-projet/confort-d-ete-les-10-points-cles/a21111
https://blog.passivehouse-international.org/summer-comfort-passive-house/

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6 months ago

CMD  See profile wrote:

cf etc. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0306261909005029 ; http://www.buildup.eu/fr/taxonomy/term/392; http://businessdocbox.com/Green_Solutions/67365135-Recent-trends-and-developments-regarding-summer-comfort-and-low-energy-cooling-in-italy.html