Indoor Comfort Requirements
In this chapter, the design and assessment of indoor living comfort conditions are presented from an engineering perspective. This means that perceived physical process that occur in the indoor environment and influence the response of the residents’ bodies and ability to perform work are transferred into several groups of physical indicators and ranges of acceptable values to ensure a pleasant, healthy, and productive environment. Indicators are used in the process of building design as well as in the process of the in situ assessment of indoor environment quality, (IEQ, also called ‘building ergonomics’ or ‘building ecology’) during the operation of the buildings.
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