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Metabolic rate is the rate of transformation of chemical energy into heat and mechanical work by metabolic activities of an individual, per unit of skin surface are expressed in units of met equal to When occupant is sitting, one has to realize the insulation effect of the chair, and the decrease of insulation due to compression of the air in the clothing. Generally, the evaluation of comfort in existing buildings can be performed from two perspectives: Exceedance hour is the number of occupied hours within a defined time period in which the environmental conditions in an occupied space are asrae the comfort zone.

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

ASHRAE 55 – Wikipedia

For an occupant-controlled naturally conditioned space, the exceedance hours are the sum of hours when the operative temperature falls outside of the lower and upper boundaries of the comfort zone. When occupants do not have control over stanrard cyclical variation or drifts in indoor environmental conditions, the conditions within this section must be met.

As metabolic rates increase over 1. The heights need to be adjusted for standing persons.

When extracting environmental data from the Building Administration System, one should evaluate the location, height, and time step of the sensors based on the previous suggestion. 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. For seating occupants, the air temperature and air speed measurements shall be taken at heights of 0.


For such spaces, the indoor and outdoor air temperature and mean radiant temperature and the air speed need to be measured.

The comfort zone boundaries must be adjusted to the air movements, and the zone conditions should be adjusted to avoid local thermal discomfort. Adaptive model is a model that relates indoor design temperatures or acceptable temperature ranges to outdoor ashrxe or climatological parameters.

Interpretations for Standard

The second method is to add or subtract individual garment clo value to achieve the clothing ensemble in question. The stajdard recent version of the standard was published in The survey shall be distributed to the entire occupancy or representative part of the occupancy.

Thus, it only provides an approximation of the ashrea insulation value of a moving person. One can also take into account the posture of the occupants.

The measured results should be evaluated against the adjusted comfort zone for the specific building.

This approximation is an equation that relates the clothing insulation with the metabolic rate. There is a figure in the section five of the standard which predicts the representative clothing insulation of the occupants as a function of the average outdoor air temperature at So far, all the clothing insulation value can be used when the occupant is standing.

Considering that a sleeping person or one in reclining posture will be provided with sufficient insulation with the bedding material, and he or she is also free to adjust, it is impossible to determine the clothing insulation effect for these occupants unless they are immobile. 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.


In general, body motion decreases the clothing insulation by pumping air through clothing.

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. By using this site, you agree to stancard Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Interpretations for Standard 55-2004

For mechanically conditioned spaces, the PMV-based comfort zone has to be determined, which includes measuring and recording the metabolic activity and clothing insulation. There is a function to determine the representative clothing insulation at each segment. Standwrd the occupant is moving, it also affects the insulation value of clothing.

The third method is to add all the clo value of each garment to match the clothing ensemble in question. The standard addresses the four primary environmental factors temperaturethermal asnraehumidityand sstandard speed and two personal factors activity and clothing that affect thermal comfort.

This is the energy produced from a unit skin surface area of an average person seated at rest. If the clothing ensemble in question reasonably matches the clothing ensemble in the table, the indicated value can be used. In the standard included the following changes. If these requirements stabdard met and the environmental conditions inside the building fall within the indicated ranges, then compliance is achieved.

One has to keep in mind that the results from point-in-time surveys are only effective during the time when the surveys were solicited.