Occupant comfort is a complex matter that depends on many factors, including airflow patterns, humidity levels, solar heating, and heat generated by electronic equipment. Our experts consider all of the critical elements of occupant comfort to ensure that your building is safe and efficient and comfortable.
If you have ever worked in an office that’s too hot, too cold, or too drafty, you understand how an uncomfortable room can decrease the productivity of its occupants. Temperature and airflow in occupied spaces both play leading roles when it comes to comfort.
Good airflow is one of the most important factors for making occupants happy, healthy, and productive. Well-designed ventilation systems mix heated or cooled air with a room’s ambient air to avoid hot or cold spots. Good exhaust systems replace stale air with fresh air, which removes airborne particles and odors in the process. All indoor spaces are unique, but with indoor airflow and comfort services from CPP, you can be sure that your airflow plan is efficient and contributes to a healthy environment.
Controlling the temperature of an occupied space can be very challenging. Energy sources like solar heat, heat from computer equipment, and even heat generated by occupants themselves all work against summer cooling, while poor insulation, external doors, and drafty areas prevent heating during the winter.
When you consider these issues in advance, our thermal comfort engineers help you create indoor spaces that promote employee well-being and satisfaction. We use the latest developments in sustainable design to help you design heating and cooling schemes that are both effective and efficient.
Comfort is, of course, subjective. A room that’s too cool for one person might feel just right to another. To measure comfort more objectively, we use sophisticated models based on surveys of individuals in various. By considering seasonal climate variations, the planned use of the space, and even cultural norms, we can create an indoor environment that will appeal to the clear majority of expected users. Our specific knowledge of comfort simulations gives you the information you need to create functional, enjoyable spaces.
Don’t let an uncomfortable workplace hamper the success of your next building.