The bioclimatic charts for Mexico, as a result of an analysis of climate for the period 1951 1980. The
basis to define the zone of thermal comfort was the equation proposed by Auliciems combined with the bioclimatic
chart of Olgyay and the diagram of Givoni for bioclimatic control in buildings. Other tools used to carry out the
diagnosis were the equations of Fanger. The results obtained were validated according to the parameters established by
the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineering (ASHRAE), for the different climates
of Mexico. The climatic data were those reported by 700 climatological stations throughout the country. The
charts were developed using the ArcInfo program, in which the conditions of comfort, cool and warm were identified in
order to achieve better thermal comfort in buildings and the profitable use of this renewable energy.
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