Temperature and User Comfort (07-27-21)

Ganesh and colleagues investigated how temperature influences user comfort.  They found via a literature review that “Improving indoor thermal comfort depends mainly on two major factors, air temperature, and air movement. . . . .  To improve IAQ and minimize the threat of cross-infection from various airborne diseases, the higher ACR [air change rate] at low airspeed should be used reliant on the occupancy capacity of the room.”  

Ghogare Ganesh, Shobha Sinha, Tikendra Verma, and Satish Dewangan.  “Investigation of Indoor Environmental Quality and Factors Affecting Human Comfort:  A Critical Review.”  Building and Environment, in press, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2021.108146