Web application for thermal comfort visualization and calculation according to ASHRAE Standard 55
thermal comfort, predictive mean vote/predicted percentage of dissatisfied (PMV/PPD), adaptive comfort, psychrometric chart, visualization, web application
Thermal comfort is one of the fundamental aspects of indoor environmental quality and it is strongly related to occupant satisfaction and energy use in buildings. This paper describes a new web application for thermal comfort visualization and calculation according to ASHRAE Standard 55-2013. Compared to existing software, the web application is free, cross-platform, and provides a visual and highly interactive accurate representation of the comfort zone. Its main features are: dynamic visualization of the comfort zone on psychrometric, temperature-relative humidity, and adaptive charts; new implementation of the Elevated Air Speed model; local thermal discomfort assessment; compliance document automation for LEED thermal comfort credits; metabolic activity and clothing insulation tables and dynamic models; and compliance with the standard. The tool can be used by architects, engineers, building operators, educators, and students.
Tsinghua University Press
Stefano Schiavon, Tyler Hoyt, Alberto Piccioli. Web application for thermal comfort visualization and calculation according to ASHRAE Standard 55. Build Simul, 2014, 7(4): 321–334.