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    THERMAL ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS FOR HUMAN OCCUPANCY

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Superseded date:  01-01-2020

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  18-07-2018

    Publisher:  American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air Conditioning Engineers

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    Foreword
    1 Purpose
    2 Scope
    3 Definitions
    4 General Requirements
    5 Conditions that Provide Thermal Comfort
    6 Design Compliance
    7 Evaluation of Comfort in Existing Buildings
    8 References
    Normative Appendix A: Methods for Determining Operative
              Temperature
    Normative Appendix B: Computer Program for Calculation of
              PMV-PPD
    Normative Appendix C: Procedure for Calculating Comfort
             Impact of Solar Gain on Occupants
    Normative Appendix D: Procedure for Evaluating Cooling Effect
              of Elevated Air Speed Using SET
    Informative Appendix E: Use of Metabolic Rate Data
    Informative Appendix F: Clothing Insulation
    Informative Appendix G: Comfort Zone Methods
    Informative Appendix H: Procedure for Evaluating Cooling Effect
                of Elevated Air Speed Using SET
    Informative Appendix I: Local Discomfort and Variations with Time
    Informative Appendix J: Occupant-Controlled Naturally Conditioned
                Spaces
    Informative Appendix K: Sample Design Compliance Documentation
    Informative Appendix L: Measurements, Surveys, and Evaluation of
                Comfort in Existing Spaces: Parts 1 and 2
    Informative Appendix M: Bibliography and Informative References
    Informative Appendix N: Addenda Description

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    Describes the combinations of indoor thermal environmental factors and personal factors that will produce thermal environmental conditions acceptable to a majority of the occupants within the space.

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    2.1 The environmental factors addressed in this standard aretemperature, thermal radiation, humidity, and air speed; thepersonal factors are those of activity and clothing.2.2 It is intended that all of the criteria in this standard beapplied together, as comfort in the indoor environment iscomplex and responds to the interaction of all of the factorsthat are addressed herein.2.3 This standard specifies thermal environmental conditionsacceptable for healthy adults at atmospheric pressure equivalentto altitudes up to 3000 m (10,000 ft) in indoor spacesdesigned for human occupancy for periods not less than 15minutes.2.4 This standard does not address such nonthermal environmentalfactors as air quality, acoustics, and illumination orother physical, chemical, or biological space contaminantsthat may affect comfort or health.2.5 This standard shall not be used to override any safety,health, or critical process requirements.

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    Committee TC 2.1
    Development Note 2013 edition is still available in Spanish edition. see ASHRAE 55 SPANISH. (10/2017)
    Document Type Redline
    Publisher American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air Conditioning Engineers
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By

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