is the application of scientific information concerning humans
design of objects, systems and environment for human use. Ergonomics comes into everything which involves people and incorporates elements from many subjects including anatomy, physiology, psychology and design. Environmental Ergonomists apply their diverse knowledge to ensure that products
and environments are comfortable, safe and efficient for people to use*.
In other words, you and yours need someone
who understands both the human mind and body as well as the
architectural/mechanical systems to design the proper indoor
Most contractors never study human factors such as
physiology and psychology yet you will trust them with hundreds
of thousands of your dollars and statistically you will never get the interior
environment you dreamed of - most don't.
Our 2012 conference slides on IAQ and thermal comfort (allow 120
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As an example of an firm which specializes in indoor environmental ergonomics, see TransSolar: This is an excerpt from their website...
"The interdependence of comfort issues and the integration of building systems within a larger urban and environmental context are recognized as daylight, natural ventilation, air quality and temperature, acoustics and the
well-being of people are addressed. Our aim is to create comfortable, ecological, economical and high-value buildings and environments for living, working, playing and studying."
*Adapted from the
The Ergonomics Society - an international organization for
professionals using knowledge of human abilities and limitations
to design and build for comfort, efficiency, productivity and
The elements of indoor
environmental quality are
health related factors. It's why
we believe interior design and HVAC should be repositioned under
the healthcare industry instead of under the umbrella of construction