Thermal Comfort Is a Critical Component of Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)

Temperature Affects Your Healthy Space

Improved indoor environmental quality requires a focus on temperature.

The Impact Of Temperature

Indoor Environment Quality – Temperature

A healthy space equals improved indoor environmental quality (IEQ). IEQ consists of multiple facets, including temperature. Learn how thermal comfort impacts overall occupant well-being.

The Importance Of Thermal Comfort


Setting the Temperature Standard for the Built Environment

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) is an internationally recognized organization dedicated to advancing the standards and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC).

ASHRAE Standard 55* specifies conditions for acceptable thermal environments and is intended for use in design, operation, and commissioning of buildings and other occupied spaces.

“Ask any building manager, ‘What is the number one complaint you hear about a building?’ and I guarantee that he or she will say, ‘Calls from employees about feeling too hot or too cold.' .”

- Dr. Joseph G. Allen, DSc, MPH, CIH | Director, Healthy Buildings Program, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

The Lancet Heat and Health Series

The Lancet Heat and Health Series 

The Lancet is one of the world’s most trusted and respected medical journals. Since its first issue (Oct 5, 1823), the journal has strived to make science widely available so that medicine can serve and transform society, and positively impact the lives of people.

In the article Reducing the health effects of hot weather and heat extremes: from personal cooling strategies to green cities is part of The Lancet Heat and Health Series.

This Series paper describes how the risks of human hyperthermia and other heat-related health problems can be reduced by introducing accessible and sustainable interventions at the landscape and urban, building, and individual scales.

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