Individual thermal control
- 72 Accessible design
- 73 Ergonomics: visual and physical
- 74 Exterior noise intrusion
- 75 Internally generated noise
- 76 Thermal comfort
- 77 Olfactory comfort
- 78 Reverberation time
- 79 Sound masking
- 80 Sound reducing surfaces
- 81 Sound barriers
- 82 Individual thermal control
- 83 Radiant thermal comfort
- P4 Impact reducing flooring
82. Individual thermal control
To maximize and personalize thermal comfort among all occupants.
Thermal comfort preferences are highly individual, and can be affected by metabolism, body type and clothing. These factors make it nearly impossible to find a temperature that will satisfy all occupants in the same space at the same time. Providing areas with different thermal gradients, as well as individual thermal comfort devices can ensure that building occupants can choose areas with temperatures that best fit their thermal preferences (termed “free address”).
Part 1: Free Address
Projects over 200 m² [2,150 ft²] meet the following free address requirement:
a. The building provides a thermal gradient of at least 3 °C [5 °F] across open workspaces and between rooms or floors.
b. All open office spaces with occupants performing tasks that require similar workstations allow for at least 50% free address to allow occupants to select a work space with a desired temperature.
Part 2: Personal Thermal Comfort Devices
The following condition is met in spaces with 10 or more workstations in the same heating or cooling zone:
a. Employees have access to personal thermal comfort devices such as fans (excluding space heaters).
|Core & Shell||New & Existing Buildings||New & Existing Interiors|
|Part 1: Free Address||-||O||O|
|Part 2: Personal Thermal Comfort Devices||-||O||O|
|Commercial Kitchen||Education||Multifamily Residential||Restaurant||Retail|
|Part 2: Personal Thermal Comfort Devices||O||O||-||O||O|
Verification Methods Matrix
|Letters of Assurance||Annotated Documents||On-Site Checks|
|Part 1: Free Address||Policy Document|
|Part 2: Personal Thermal Comfort Devices||Owner||Spot Check|