When people are uncomfortable, feeling either too hot or too cold in the built environment, it can have a negative impact in a variety of ways. In office buildings, thermal comfort contributes not only to an employee’s well-being and satisfaction at work but also to their performance and productivity. Likewise in leisure and commercial centres, thermal comfort plays a pivotal role in consumer satisfaction and repeat custom.
Achieving thermal comfort is not as straightforward as it may seem. It cannot be expressed in degrees nor can it be satisfactorily defined by a temperature range. Thermal comfort is dependent on a number of personal and environmental factors.
From active and passive heating and cooling systems to work dress and activities, numerous factors are taken into account when estimating likely thermal comfort. Engineering simulation software can be used to simulate optimal thermal conditions.
Achieving thermal comfort can often be a fine balance with energy efficiency. At CES, we use computational modelling techniques to find the best balance between the two to ensure comfort as well as pioneering efficiency.
For more information about how we can help, contact our team today.