A property developer is converting an old warehouse into modern office accommodation. The client is keen to make the working environment for the staff as comfortable as possible. As a consultant, explain how this can be done by addressing the relevant grading criteria.
- Know the factors that influence human comfort
When producing your report/presentation, make sure that the following are included:
Task 1 P5
With reference to above scenario, describe the scientific principles that underpin heating, ventilation, acoustics and lighting.
You should pay specific attention to the following areas:
- Heating – air temperature and mean radiant temperature
- Ventilation – relative humidity and air movement
- Acoustics – sound reduction indices and reverberation times.
- Lighting – illuminance levels and daylight factor.
Task 2 M1
To identify thermal indoor climate using fewer parameters and to avoid measuring the
mean radiant temperature, which is difficult and time consuming to obtain, some integrating
parameters have been developed. The 3 most important are the Operative Temperature (to), the Equivalent Temperature ( teq ) and the Effective Temperature ( ET* ).
Compare the three integrated thermal comfort temperatures in general use (shown above). You must cover the advantages and disadvantages of the three integrated comfort temperatures and explain each of them.