The importance of IEQ at the Heating
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visitor services page.
My trusted website developer from WebworX
insisted we call this the heating café
place where we can throw out quotes on indoor environmental
quality for people to ponder while
they sip their evening tea or morning coffee.
thought the dog house was more appropriate given that the
Comfort Survey tells us only 50% of Home Owner's are happy with their comfort systems…
So people - ponder these quotes
to start or end your day ...
“…a rational calculation of heating and
air-conditioning systems must begin with the conditions
Prof. P.O. Fanger
"...to deny or ignore the
psychology involved in comfort measurements is not only
shortsighted, but treats the human subject as a machine,
which it is not."
Prof. F. Rohles
"...design is about meeting real
needs and not just creating attractive or dramatic
Anita Baltimore, FASID
"The absence or presence of
heat is one of the primary environmental factors affecting
human comfort. We pay enormous attention to the five main
sensory organs in our bodies, yet often overlook our true
sixth sense, thermal sensitivity."
Andrew Marsh Ph D, B. Arch. (Hon)
quality of housing
conditions plays a decisive role in the health status of the
residents, because many health problems are either directly
or indirectly related to the building itself, the
construction materials that were used, and the equipment or
the size or structure of the individual dwellings.”
The World Health Organization
“So how does a
well-designed environment take on a care giving task? How
does it "relieve" us of our daily stresses or, in a more
compromised state, actually facilitate the healing process?
Those of us in health care design have been talking about
"healing environments" ever since the first Symposium on
Healthcare Design in 1988. Back then, we were "institutional
designers" who knew we could make a difference in the
quality of patients' lives by providing better environments
in which to receive care.”
Rosalyn Cama, FASID
"We do not seem to
recognize that our
real customer is the occupant, not the
H.F. Levy, P.E.
environmental preferences are based on
value judgments which are learned through past
experiences and influenced by our background and
social-economic level and age is an important catalyst."
F. Rohles,Jr., Ph.D.
"....the perfect heating and cooling system would be based principally on human comfort factors."
Michael McDonough Architect
"We don't have words for
high-quality space. We don't have words for anything other
than quantities. Realtors have a real challenge on their
hands because if they're trying to say, 'This is a cool
house,' they have to use words like spacious, and if you can
say high ceilings, it sounds better. Or cathedral
ceiling-that sounds pretty cool. But when you say cozy, it's
a euphemism for too small. And there is nothing in-between.
So what I am trying to do is develop some words that help
people to understand that
there is more to a house than just
Sarah Susanka Architect
"Homeostasis (thermal regulation) is
essential for the maintenance of health and its
breakdown results in disease."
Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Sydney
"Working environments, which are
inadequately designed from the building physical point
of view (acoustics, indoor climate, lighting, air
quality), have an impact on health,
thermal comfort and
The Fraunhofer Institute
built environment has direct and indirect effects on
Dr. G. Evans, Departments of Design
and Environmental Analysis and Human Development Cornell
"When measuring the
thermal indoor climate, it is important to remember that
man does not feel the room temperature, he feels the heat
loss from the body. The parameters that must be measured are
those which affect the energy loss, namely: Air Temperature,
Mean Radiant Temperature, Air Velocity and Humidity. The
influence of these parameters on energy loss is not equal
and it is not sufficient to measure only one of them."
To have a home is more than the mere
fact of having a roof above one's head. It is having a house (a
place for oneself), a place which protects privacy, contributes to
physical and psychological well being, contributes to the development
and social integration of its inhabitants - a central place for human life.
World Health Organization
"...the judgment of
comfort is a
cognitive process involving many inputs influenced by physical,
physiological, psychological, and other processes."
"…the careful regulation of body
temperature is critical to comfort and health."
"Extremes of heat and cold environmental conditions can be very detrimental to the health and comfort of humans as our bodies attempt to maintain a state of homeothermy at a core temperature of about 37 deg. C (98.6 deg. F). When we are exposed to extremes of heat and cold, our bodies have natural reactions to the
Dr. Keith C. Heidorn
“We need to make sure that,
when we select and begin design;in fact, when we think about
sites,. . . we’re starting to think about the HVAC and the
comfort of the people inside of the building.”
Robert A. Peck, Commissioner, Public
Over the 20-year life cycle
of a prototypical 100,000 sf building, 5% of the cost is
spent on design and construction, 10% on o & m, and 85% on
salaries of personnel working in the building. Even a 1%
increase in productivity would increase the bottom line
Summary report of the national workshops on
Design Excellence in HVAC for Federal Buildings
Lessons learned from
post-occupancy evaluations indicate that HVAC systems elicit
the most complaints from tenants, yet HVAC technology,
equipment and designs exist to produce a high rate of
satisfaction. The challenge is to recognize and apply what
we’ve learned when we design HVAC systems for our buildings.
Summary report of the national
workshops on Design Excellence in HVAC for Federal Buildings