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NC-v4 EQc5: Thermal comfort
posted by Alexandre DENEUVILLE on May 16, 2022, 5:38 am


For the credit Thermal comfort, what alternative can we have other than remote controls to regulate thermal comfort in spaces where there is a significant number of occupants such...

biological labs, comfort and process activities

NC-v4 EQc5: Thermal comfort
posted by Francesco Passerini on Mar 29, 2022, 9:47 am

Are biological laboratories considered as regularly occupied spaces? If they are, can they be excluded from the floor surfaces considered for IEQc Thermal comfort since the comfort control for...

Last reply: emily reese moody, May 13, 2022, 6:22 pm

EN 16798-1:2019

NC-v4 EQc5: Thermal comfort
posted by Isabel Santos on Mar 23, 2022, 11:30 am

This EN is the most updated version of EN 15251:2007, which also incorporates the EN ISO 7730. Can the thermal comfort analysis be done following this EN from 2019?

Thermal comfort using thermal dynamic simulation

NC-v4 EQc5: Thermal comfort
posted by Eduardo Vidal Kume on Mar 1, 2022, 8:47 am

Hi! Does anyone have experience with LEED Credit EQc5 Thermal Comfort using thermal simulation?

We know that all occupied rooms should comply to it but is not clear to us if we should...

Clo levels for winter and summer

NC-v4 EQc5: Thermal comfort
posted by Gregory Mason on Dec 22, 2021, 12:17 am


We have had EQc5 rejected for one of our projects because one of the common area kitchen spaces is failing during winter due to being too warm, and kitchen spaces require a MET of at...

Metabolic Rates not covered by the referenced standard

NC-v4 EQc5: Thermal comfort
posted by David Hubka on Nov 30, 2021, 2:44 pm

The CBE Thermal Comfort Tool LEED allows for analysis of this credit has been updated to ASHRAE Standard 55-2020. Per ASHRAE Standard 55-2020, metabolic rates below 1.0 and above 2.0 are not...

Last reply: Afogreen Build, Dec 6, 2021, 6:19 am

ASHRAE 55-2010 documentation

NC-v4 EQc5: Thermal comfort
posted by Katie Vasbinder on Jan 19, 2021, 11:29 am

The Upload for this credit indicates "Documentation may include a psychometric chart, PMV/PPD calculations... Figure and/or Figure, or predicted worst case...". Given the amount...

Last reply: Sarah Gudeman, Oct 20, 2021, 8:17 pm

owner providing policy and option for thermal control devices to be installed for occupants?

NC-v4 EQc5: Thermal comfort
posted by Chris Flint Chatto on Jul 16, 2021, 7:29 pm

Has anyone had sucess with this credit in a project where the owner has committed to providing thermal comfort controls (e.g., personal desk fan) to any workstation occupant that requests one? ...

Last reply: Chris Flint Chatto, Jul 23, 2021, 2:56 pm

How to document thermal comfort in incomplete spaces within the project

NC-v4 EQc5: Thermal comfort
posted by reham gamal on Jan 11, 2021, 6:36 am

Dear All,

We have a project where 60% of Gross Floor Area will be  Complete by the time of certification  and 40 % of GFA will be incomplete at time of certification. My question is how...

Last reply: Kara Strong, Jun 3, 2021, 4:22 pm

Do jail cells need to have thermal controls?

NC-v4 EQc5: Thermal comfort
posted by on Jul 24, 2020, 1:40 pm

I am currently working on a project that has short term jail/holding cells that are classified as inidividual occupant spaces. Under LEED should these spaces be included in the thermal controls...

Last reply: Ken Gallegos, Jan 14, 2021, 9:47 am