To provide a comfortable thermal environment that promotes occupant productivity and well-being.
Design heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and the building envelope to meet the requirements of ASHRAE Standard 55-2004, Thermal Comfort Conditions for Human Occupancy (with errata but without addenda33). Demonstrate design compliance in accordance with the Section 6.1.1 documentation.
Demonstrate performance by using a local standard that has equivalent requirements to ASHRAE Standard 55–2004 by setting appropriate benchmarks and metrics for establishing a baseline, and measure performance relative to that baseline. The following guidelines outline the methodology for establishing acceptable benchmarks and metrics pertaining to this credit’s requirements:
- Address any adjustments to thermal comfort parameters described by ASHRAE 55–2004.
- Demonstrate design compliance in accordance with the documentation described in ASHRAE Standard 55–2004, Section 6.1.1.