Comfort (CIBSE Knowledge Series)
New ISBN 9781903287675
Date Published: October 2008
Published by: Energy Institute
This guidance is intended to enable and assist the non-expert client, facilities manager and building user to understand comfort requirements and communicate their needs and requirements to their engineers/advisors.
It can also be used by building services engineers involved in design, installation and commissioning to facilitate discussion with their clients, and provides students with an accessible introduction to the subject of comfort. Detailed guidance on the environmental criteria for design can be found in CIBSE Guide A, chapter 1(1).
This publication provides an introduction to the subject of comfort, explaining the basic principles governing thermal, visual and acoustic comfort, covering key factors and the main design criteria.