WHAT IS THERMAL COMFORT?


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WHAT IS THERMAL COMFORT?
10104011011108WHAT IS THERMAL COMFORT?American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Standard 55 (1992) defines thermal comfort as “the condition of mind that expresses satisfaction with the thermal environment.” This definition loosely translates to the question of whether the occupant feels too hot, too cold, or just right. The next step is to determine if the room is thermally comfortable. The simplest way is to ask all the occupants if they are satisfied with their thermal environment. However, this method may result…
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Richard D. Watson: Radiant Heating and Cooling Handbook. WHAT IS THERMAL COMFORT?, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2002), AccessEngineering Export