ASHRAE 55-2007 PDF

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ANSI/ASHRAE Standard (Supersedes ANSI/ASHRAE Standard ) ASHRAE STANDARD Thermal Environmental Conditions. CBE Thermal Comfort tool to calculate thermal comfort according to ASHRAE Standard , ASHRAE standard 55 thermal comfort tool, thermal comfort. See Appendix I for approval dates by the ASHRAE Standards Committee, the ASHRAE an ASHRAE Standard may be purchased from the ASHRAE Web site .

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Exceedance hour is the number of occupied hours within a defined time period in which the environmental conditions in an occupied space are outside the comfort zone. The plane radiant temperature is defined similarly to mean radiant temperature except that it is with respect to a small planar surface element exposed to the thermal radiation from surfaces from one side of that plane.

This standard may also be used for evaluation of existing thermal environments in buildings, during experimental conditions, and for the development and testing of products.

The activity and clothing of the occupants must be considered in applying this standard. Overhead radiation and comfort. If the ensemble in question matches reasonably well with one of the ensembles in this table, then the indicated value of Icl should be used. This handbook chapter provides additional information for estimating and measuring activity levels.

CBE Thermal Comfort Tool for ASHRAE

Clothing insulation refers to the heat transfer of the entire body, which includes the uncovered parts, such as hands ashrad heads. There is a function to determine the representative clothing insulation at each segment.

Where variables are going to be trended, successful comfort aehrae shall be a function of steady-state performance. Thermal comfort during continuous and ashrwe work. The standard specifies conditions in which a specified fraction of the occupants will find the environment thermally acceptable.


Radiant temperature asymmetry between ceiling and floor, and air and walls must be limited to reduce discomfort. Because there are large variations, both physiologically and psychologically, from person to person, it is difficult to satisfy everyone in a space. Radiant asymmetry is the difference between the plane radiant temperature in opposite directions. In order to achieve acceptable results, the standard ashgae suggests the minimum equipment accuracy based the current industry standard.

To evaluate the probability of satisfaction from satisfaction surveys, the standard suggests dividing the number of the votes falling between “just satisfied” and “very satisfied” by the total number of votes in that questions.

Thermal comfort – compliance

The surface area of an average person is 1. Sensitivity to temporal variations in thermal conditions. We are collecting feedback on this open commenting period.

Thermal comfort thermally neutral conditions for three levels of activity. The first form of variability may result in differences in the requirements for thermal comfort between the different occupants, and these differences should be addressed in applying this standard.

The horizontal radiant asymmetry is the maximum difference between opposite plane radiant temperatures for all horizontal directions. Subjective human response to low-level air currents and asymmetric radiation. The temporal average applies to all locations in the spatial average. The limits for floor temperature are specified in Table 5.

Standard 55 – Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy

Acceptable Approximation for Operative Temperature As a minimum, the spatial average is the numerical average of the sshrae temperature at the ankle level, the waist level, and the head level.

The allowable operative temperature limits in Figure 5. A sitting posture results in a decreased thermal insulation due to compression of air layers in the clothing. However, extensive laboratory and field data have been collected that provide the necessary statistical data to define conditions that a specified percentage of occupants will find thermally comfortable. Determine the need to verify floor surface temperature, vertical temperature difference, and radiant temperature asymmetry.


The second method for evaluating the comfort conditions ashgae to analyze specific environmental data for compliance with the requirements of this standard. Whichever method of validating the ashraw environment is chosen, the process shall be well documented. We welcome and value the opinions of our green building community. A comprehensive data base for estimating clothing insulation. The effect of floor ashhrae temperature on comfort: It is the difference between maximum and minimum operative temperatures measured during the same cycle, divided by the elapsed time in minutes.

This standard is under continuous maintenance by a Standing Standard Project Committee SSPC for which the Standards Committee has established a documented program for regular publication of addenda or revisions, including procedures for timely, documented, consensus action on requests for change to any part of the standard.

When a person is sleeping or resting in a reclining posture, the bed and bedding may provide considerable thermal insulation. Due to increased amounts of exposed skin, the effect of increased air speed is greater with lighter clothing.

55-200 Air turbulence and sensation of draught. For this model the standard provides a graph of acceptable indoor temperature limits at prevailing mean outdoor temperatures a mean of the daily mean outdoor temperatures of the previous 7—30 days.

Thus, it only provides an approximation of asyrae clothing insulation value of a moving person. The range of operative temperatures presented in Figure 5. In the first form, different individuals wear different clothing due to factors unrelated to the thermal conditions.