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.
Occupant comfort depends on many factors, including air flow patterns, humidity levels, solar heating, and the heat generated by equipment. CPP applies decades of experience and considers all of the critical elements of occupant comfort to ensure that your building is not just safe, but efficient and comfortable.
Indoor air flow
Good air flow 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. And good exhaust systems replace stale air with fresh, removing airborne particles and odors in the process. All indoor spaces are unique, but with indoor air flow and comfort services from CPP, you can be sure that your airflow plan is sound and conducive 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 discourage warmth in winter. By comprehensively considering these issues in advance, CPP’s thermal comfort engineers help you create indoor spaces that promote employee well-being and satisfaction. And using the latest developments in sustainable design, we can 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. But sophisticated models based upon surveys of individuals in various conditions give engineers a way to assess comfort more objectively than you might think. 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. CPP’s intimate 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. Contact CPP to learn how our sophisticated air flow and temperature simulation services can ensure that your building is safe, comfortable, and efficient.