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Thermal Comfort Control- Open Office Area

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posted by Kyle G. Pearson on Feb 7, 2020, 11:47 am

We are working on a new media center for a University in Hawaii.  In our second review, we were asked to list out individual workstations in our only Individual Occupant Space, rather than the...

Local discomfort Effects

NC-v4 EQc5: Thermal comfort
posted by Santiago Sanchez Sanchez on Aug 22, 2019, 4:37 pm

Hi everybody,

It isn't clear to me how to document the local discomfort effects when I am under option 1 ASHRAE  standard 55-2010.

  1. ASHRAE 55 APPENDIX C states...

Last reply: Santiago Sanchez Sanchez, Jan 22, 2020, 10:19 am

Applicability to sleeping rooms (dorm or army barracks)

NC-v4 EQc5: Thermal comfort
posted by Ken Gallegos on Jul 15, 2018, 10:26 am

Just want to verify that this credit still applies to sleeping rooms? i.e. hotel rooms, dormatory, etc.

We are doing an army barracks with rooms that 4 soldiers sleep in (college dorm type...

Last reply: Tyler Thumma, Dec 20, 2019, 1:15 pm

Minimum opening to be classified as an operable window?

NC-v4 EQc5: Thermal comfort
posted by Leanne Conrad on Jul 31, 2018, 8:03 pm

Due to building occupant requirements, the opening on the operable window has to be limited to prevent escaping/jumping. Is there a minimum requirement for window opening area to be classified as...

Last reply: Tyler Thumma, Dec 20, 2019, 1:11 pm

Thermal comfort in wineries

NC-v4 EQc5: Thermal comfort
posted by Ricardo Sá on Nov 16, 2018, 6:50 am

Hi,

we are evaluating the LEED certification potential of a new winery that will be built in Portugal (using the rating system LEED BD+C: New Construction and Major Renovation)....

Last reply: Tyler Thumma, Dec 20, 2019, 1:08 pm

Thermal Comfort Control Wording- Spaces (v4) vs Occupants (v2009)

NC-v4 EQc5: Thermal comfort
posted by Dustin Norton on Nov 20, 2018, 11:05 am

The "What does it cost?" section of this credit says, "Note: the word “spaces” is new to LEED v4, and should ease credit compliance compared with LEED 2009, which covered “occupants” and made...

Last reply: Tyler Thumma, Dec 20, 2019, 1:07 pm

Thermal controls types

NC-v4 EQc5: Thermal comfort
posted by Kavita Karmarkar on Jan 8, 2019, 4:05 pm

Hi all,

The RG lists some of the eligible ways of thermal comfort controls as plug-in desktop fans, humidifiers and de-humidifiers. So, if we provide switches at applicable areas which...

Last reply: Tyler Thumma, Dec 20, 2019, 1:03 pm

Option 2- Example

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posted by Konstantina Kalliakoudi on Jan 23, 2019, 4:53 am

Hello to all,

I have an European project and I will follow Option 2. But I have difficulties in understanding the Method.

For mechanically conditioned spaces do I use ISO 7730 -2005...

Last reply: Tyler Thumma, Dec 20, 2019, 1:02 pm

Thermal comfort control requirement

NC-v4 EQc5: Thermal comfort
posted by YunJeong Choe on Feb 10, 2019, 9:53 pm

Is there no area limit to install thermal comfort control, such as the only one thermal comfort control should be installed on common use space per 200m2? 

Also, is the thermal comfort...

Last reply: Tyler Thumma, Dec 20, 2019, 12:59 pm

How to achieve controllability for an arena

NC-v4 EQc5: Thermal comfort
posted by Helene Lefkowitz on Feb 15, 2019, 3:02 pm

Hello - The project I am working on will have an arena and auction hall in the building. It is my understanding these spaces are considered a...

Last reply: Tyler Thumma, Dec 20, 2019, 12:57 pm