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Compliance is achieved if the conditions provide thermal neutrality, measured as falling between The methodology is based on the SET Standard Effective Temperature model, which provides a way to assign an effective temperature at a standard metabolic rate, and clothing insulation values to compare thermal sensations experienced at a range of thermal conditions. There should be at least seven points on the scale ending with “very acceptable” and “very unacceptable.

Indoor thermal comfort can be determined from the responses of the occupant survey. It also added a general satisfaction survey to section 7 intended to evaluate general thermal comfort in an occupied space, bringing the standard in line with current survey-based post-occupancy evaluation POE practices.

If the occupant is moving, it also affects the insulation value of clothing. This is the energy produced from a unit skin stzndard area of an average person seated at rest.

The last major change standafd measuring air speed and air temperature experienced by the occupant, which now must be an average across three heights and over a period of time.

In the first form, different individuals wear different clothing due to factors that are not related to thermal conditions, and the second form is opposite. Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine. In the standard included the following changes.

For mechanically conditioned spaces, the PMV-based comfort zone has to be determined, which includes measuring and recording the metabolic activity and clothing insulation.

This method is based on the concept that when occupants choose their clothing according to their environment, the outdoor environment is more influential than the indoor one. Retrieved 5 December The section sets provisions for increasing the upper air temperature limit at elevated air speeds above 0. Radiant temperature asymmetry between ceiling and floor, and air and walls must be limited to reduce discomfort. These are not part of the standard, but provide additional information about terms and methods described within the standard, as well as a bibliography, and a description of the addenda incorporated from the previous version in the current version.


First, one can estimate the clothing insulation from the table provided in section five. And it is also not valid when occupants wear clothing that is highly impermeable to moisture transport. If that number is between 20 and 45, the minimum number of responses is This page was last edited on 12 Septemberat For the first, it is not correct to use the average clothing insulation value to determine the desired thermal conditions for all occupants.

There is a variety of means to determine the insulation provided by clothing.

ASHRAE 55 – Wikipedia

If the clothing ensemble in question reasonably matches the clothing ensemble in the table, the indicated value can be used. When such measurement is not feasible, this standard provides four methods to determine the clothing insulation.

The comfort zone boundaries must be adjusted to the air movements, and the zone conditions should be adjusted to avoid local thermal discomfort. There is a figure in the section five of the standard which predicts the representative staandard insulation of the occupants as a function of the average outdoor air temperature at If these requirements are met and the environmental conditions inside the building fall within the indicated ranges, then compliance is achieved.

When the duration of an activity is equal or less than one hour, one can use a time-weighted metabolic rate. By xtandard this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The standard addresses the four primary environmental factors temperaturethermal radiationhumidityand air speed and two personal factors activity and clothing that affect thermal comfort.


The answers of open-ended questions from “very dissatisfied” occupants should be documented for later analysis.

Interpretations for Standard 55-2004

Comfort zone refers to the combinations of air temperature, mean radiant temperature trand humidity that are predicted to be an acceptable thermal environment at particular values of air speed, metabolic rate, ahsrae clothing insulation I cl [1]. The heights need to be adjusted for standing persons.

stanndard Views Read Edit View history. Thus, it only provides an approximation of the clothing insulation value of a moving person. This table can be used together with the previous one, so that one can add or subtract the clothing ensemble from the clo value of each garment. The standard reminds the users standxrd they should use their own judgment to match the activities being considered to the comparable activities in the table.

Except sedentary activities, metabolic rate for all other activities is likely to have range of variation. In the body of the standard was rewritten in mandatory language, with informative language moved from the body of the standard to informative appendices. For humidity ratios above 0.

Interpretations for Standard

Measuring time step should be no more than five minutes for air temperature, mean radiant temperature, and humidity, and no more than three minutes for the air speed. The most recent version of the standard was published in The applicability of the cooling effect of air movement was expanded to apply to naturally conditioned spaces.

To demonstrate compliance the following must be documented, where applicable.