Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy: How ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 55-2020 Can Benefit Occupants
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In this course, we explore how HVLS Fans can contribute to thermal comfort, energy savings, and sustainable design. Our team explores the basics of ASHRAE Standard 55 requirements and new updates to Standard 55-2017 & 55-2020. We discuss how air movement can assist with meeting indoor air quality performance and energy performance requirements for sustainable design projects. Finally, we describe how to evaluate compliance with comfort standards in various environments and how they affect building occupants.
- Understand the purpose of Standard 55 and how the Standard impacts sustainable design and occupants.
- Learn how to energy-efficiently meet comfort standards in both air-conditioned and naturally conditioned spaces.
- Describe how to evaluate compliance with comfort standards in various environments and how they affect occupants.
- Discuss the updates to Standard 55-2017 & 55-2020 and how they accommodate design solutions in sustainable building.