Online educational resource on achieving indoor environmental quality with radiant based HVAC systems
Not for profit educational resource on indoor environmental quality.
educational programs on indoor environmental quality

Tune into the Edifice Complex Podcast by host Adam Muggleton and Robert Bean

Which comes first: Comfort vs. efficiency?
Hosted by Uponor

People operate spaces based on how they feel, not on energy models. The same science used by engineers when applied to define building problems is not applied to integrate the human factor. The success of this strategy is a miserably low satisfaction rate with the built environment. If society honestly desires energy efficiency from architecture, then it should not be the exclusive goal, but rather the outcome from successfully achieving the desired indoor climate.

This program brings together the building and health sciences demonstrating online thermal comfort tools for studying humans and enclosures for compliance with ASHRAE Standard 55 Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy.

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Spreadsheet for calculating inside surface temperatures

Additional Resources:

Meeting the Need for Lifetime Housing
The Interaction and Connection between Buildings, HVAC System, and Indoor Environmental Quality
Human Factors in HVAC: Thermal Comfort and Indoor Air Quality for Lifetime Housing
Aging: Thermal Regulation and Indoor Air Quality Resources/Citations for an Elderly Population


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