How do you prove Thermal Comfort compliance via Energy Modeling?

asked 2023-03-16 08:57:16 -0500

Kirill Fedtsov's avatar

updated 2023-03-17 08:54:13 -0500

I use DesignBuilder and I am tasked with proving LEED Thermal Comfort compliance which is basically ASHRAE 55 in that regard. What kind of reports and documentation shall I provide?

If we are talking about PMV and PPD then my guess is that there must be a limit on how many Thermal Comfort-wise Unmet Hours are allowed in a year.

Am I missing something?

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Hi there, I wonder the same. It is not evident anywhere in the standard if this requirement should be met for every single hour or if there is a maximum discomfort % hours allowed. In LEED if I am not mistaken the winter design hour and the summer design hour should be used. Could someone confirm this?


jferamo89's avatar jferamo89  ( 2023-05-22 11:04:05 -0500 )edit