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dc.contributor.authorShahzad, Sally
dc.contributor.authorBrennan, John
dc.contributor.authorTheodossopoulos, Dimitris
dc.contributor.authorHughes, Ben
dc.contributor.authorCalautit, John Kaiser
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-15T19:46:37Z
dc.date.available2016-10-15T19:46:37Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationShahzad SS, Theodossopoulos D, Hughes BR, Calautit JK & Brennan. 2016. The Accuracy of Thermal Comfort Zone, ASHRAE Standard 55-2013. CIBSE Technical Symposium 2016 - 'Integration for whole life building performance'. UK, 14 April 2016 - 15 April 2016.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/620577
dc.description.abstractThis study examined the accuracy of thermal comfort zone (ASHRAE Standard 55-2013) in four offices in Norway and the UK. Thermal environment of the workplace is arranged according to this standard, which predicts to satisfy over 80% of occupants. However, users report dissatisfaction regarding the thermal environment. This study investigated the application of the most widely used thermal comfort standard in practice. Field studies of thermal comfort with recordings of the thermal environment, survey questionnaires and interviews were applied. The results did not agree with the PMV and adaptive prediction models by the ASHRAE Standard 55-2013. The follow up interviews revealed the significance of individual differences in perceiving the thermal environment and the impact of the availability of thermal control on user satisfaction.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCIBSEen
dc.subjectThermal comforten
dc.subjectworkplaceen
dc.subjectthermal sensationen
dc.subjectASHRAE Standard 55-2013en
dc.titleThe Accuracy of Thermal Comfort Zone, ASHRAE Standard 55-2013. CIBSE Technical Symposium 2016en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Edinburghen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Sheffielden
dc.identifier.journalCIBSE Proceedingsen
html.description.abstractThis study examined the accuracy of thermal comfort zone (ASHRAE Standard 55-2013) in four offices in Norway and the UK. Thermal environment of the workplace is arranged according to this standard, which predicts to satisfy over 80% of occupants. However, users report dissatisfaction regarding the thermal environment. This study investigated the application of the most widely used thermal comfort standard in practice. Field studies of thermal comfort with recordings of the thermal environment, survey questionnaires and interviews were applied. The results did not agree with the PMV and adaptive prediction models by the ASHRAE Standard 55-2013. The follow up interviews revealed the significance of individual differences in perceiving the thermal environment and the impact of the availability of thermal control on user satisfaction.


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