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Thermal comfort

Thermal comfort


To promote occupant productivity and ensure a sufficient level of thermal comfort.

While ​ASHRAE 55 is ​primarily ​intended to apply to spaces used for sedentary or near-sedentary physical activity levels typical of office work​, transient spaces like a lobby​ or stairwell will need to comply in most cases. However, if conditioning these transient spaces places is infeasible, projects are welcome to submit an AAP demonstrating how they are ensuring that transient spaces are maintained at a reasonable temperature.

No, if Feature 64 is not applicable for a project, then Feature 76 does not need to be met in the stairwells.