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In the body of the standard was rewritten in mandatory language, with informative language moved from the body of the standard to informative appendices.

The last major change concerns measuring air speed and air temperature experienced by the occupant, which now standatd be an average across three heights and over a period of time. Clothing insulation is the resistance to sensible heat transfer provided by a clothing ensemble expressed in units of clo, which is a unit to quantify the insulation provided by garments and clothing ensembles. Exceedance hour is the number of occupied hours within a defined time period in which the environmental conditions in an occupied space are sstandard the comfort zone.

There is a variety of means to determine the insulation provided by clothing. A occupant-controlled naturally conditioned space is where the thermal conditions of the space are primarily regulated by occupant-controlled openings.

After the body of the standard there are 11 informative appendices. For such spaces, the indoor and outdoor air temperature and mean radiant temperature and the air speed need to be measured.

It is defined as per unit of skin surface area which equals to The measurement locations should be where the occupants are expected to spend time in. One can also take into account the posture of the occupants.


When such measurement is not feasible, this standard provides four methods to determine the clothing insulation. Retrieved from ” https: It is also specified that the methods provided by this standard are no longer valid when the clothing insulation exceed 1.

Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning Building engineering Heat transfer Architecture Architecture occupations. If the occupant is moving, it also affects the insulation value of clothing. Operative temperatures may not fluctuate more than 1. For occupant-controlled naturally conditioned spaces, the measured results shall be check with the comfort zone established by adaptive model.

Interpretations for Standard

Thus, it only provides an approximation of the clothing insulation value of a moving person. In the first form, different individuals wear different clothing due to factors that are not related to thermal conditions, and the second form is opposite. Sample documentation is provided in Informative Appendix J. Measuring time step should be no more than five minutes for air temperature, mean radiant temperature, and humidity, and no more 55-204 three minutes for the air speed.

The second method is to add or subtract individual garment clo value to achieve the clothing ensemble in question. In the standard was updated with more extensive information on measurement protocols and an expanded definitions section. These values are valid for an average adult with surface skin area of 1.

This is the energy produced from a unit skin surface asjrae of an average person seated at rest. The standard addresses the four primary environmental factors temperaturethermal radiationhumidityand air speed and two personal factors activity and clothing that affect thermal comfort.

Retrieved 5 December For occupant-controlled naturally conditioned space, the adaptive model shall be used to determine the thermal comfort boundaries.

Interpretations for Standard 55-2004

As described within the standard: Accurate data from the measurement using thermal manikins is acceptable. The function line has four segments: To evaluate the thermal comfort over a period of time in a mechanically conditioned space, the exceedance hours are the sum of all the hours when the absolute value of PMV is greater than 0.


When the duration of an activity is equal or less than one hour, one can use a time-weighted metabolic rate. To demonstrate compliance the following must be documented, where applicable. Section 7 underwent major revisions for measuring thermal comfort in existing spaces including procedures for physical measurements and survey methods, and how to evaluate and report results.

There should be at least seven points on the scale ending with “very acceptable” and “very unacceptable. This table can be used together with the previous one, so that one can add or subtract the clothing ensemble from the clo value of each garment. If these requirements are met sandard the environmental conditions inside the building fall within the indicated ranges, then compliance is achieved.

Considering that a sleeping person or one in reclining posture will be provided with sufficient insulation with the bedding material, and he or she is also free to adjust, it is impossible to determine the clothing insulation effect for these occupants unless they are immobile. For satisfaction surveys, the thermal satisfaction scale shall end with choices: For a mechanically conditioned space at an instance in time, the PMV and SET model shall be used to establish the comfort zone, and the local thermal shandard shall be evaluated against the limit posed this standard as well.