What: FREE Webinar
When: On Demand Until October 8, 2020
Which Comes First: Comfort vs. Efficiency?
People operate spaces based on how they feel, not on energy models. The same science used by engineers when applied to define building problems is not applied to integrate the human factor. The success of this strategy is a miserably low satisfaction rate with the built environment. If society honestly desires energy efficiency from architecture, then it should not be the exclusive goal, but rather the outcome from successfully achieving the desired indoor climate.
This program brings together the building and health sciences demonstrating online thermal comfort tools for studying humans and enclosures for compliance with ASHRAE Standard 55 Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy. The presentation will include live, web-based software tools to identify thermal discomfort risks and how to solve them with radiant-based solutions.
- Learn the 1:10:100 rule for energy, rent and human resource costs
- Understand how building codes address comfort
- Identify the 10 key metrics in thermal comfort
- Become familiar with thermal comfort tools