I had attended my cousin's wedding at a "kalyana mandapam" (wedding ceremony hall) in central Chennai yesterday. It was extremely hot in this building, but the biggest thing I noticed was the design of the place that showed an extremely poor ventilation and a lack of fans at the right locations.
By right locations, I mean, places where people congregate during such events. There were a couple of rooms with air conditioning, but the controls were not working. However, after I used a chair, got up to the AC (set a high location) and fiddled with the auto controls, i was able to ramp up the cooling rate and lower the set temperature. This was still a short term solution, so I decided to try to find out more about how ACs are designed for such environments (hot and humid ones) like the ones in coastal India.
I did not find too many direct answers but some of the other starting resources are as listed below:
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