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ASHRAE STD 55

Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy

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Organization: ASHRAE
Publication Date: 1 January 2020
Status: active
Page Count: 80
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The environmental factors addressed in this standard are temperature, thermal radiation, humidity, and air speed; the personal factors are those of activity and clothing.

It is intended that all of the criteria in this standard be applied together, as comfort in the indoor environment is complex and responds to the interaction of all of the factors that are addressed herein.

This standard specifies thermal environmental conditions acceptable for healthy adults at atmospheric pressure equivalent to altitudes up to 3000 m (10,000 ft) in indoor spaces designed for human occupancy for periods not less than 15 minutes.

This standard does not address such nonthermal environmental factors as air quality, acoustics, illumination, or other physical, chemical, or biological space contaminants that may affect comfort or health.

This standard shall not be used to override any safety, health, or critical process requirements.

Document History

April 28, 2021
Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy
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January 29, 2021
Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy
FOREWORD Addendum h to Standard 55-2017 updates normative references to updated versions of ASHRAE publications and also replaces the normative reference to the ASHRAE Thermal Comfort Tool. The...
January 29, 2021
Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy
FOREWORD Addendum g to Standard 55-2017 revises Figure 5.3.2C to be consistent with the language of Section 5.3.3.1, where both a met condition and clo condition are provided. The original version...
October 15, 2020
Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy
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September 30, 2020
Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy
FOREWORD Addendum e includes a bug fix to the shortwave solar calculation method explained in Section C1 and the corresponding consequential edits to the prescriptive tables in Section 5.3.2.2.1....
September 1, 2020
Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy
FOREWORD Addendum f removes the prohibition against applying the adaptive model described in Section 5.4 for occupant-controlled naturally conditioned spaces in spaces that have an air conditioning...
July 31, 2020
Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy
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July 10, 2020
Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy
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June 26, 2020
Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy
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ASHRAE STD 55
January 1, 2020
Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy
The environmental factors addressed in this standard are temperature, thermal radiation, humidity, and air speed; the personal factors are those of activity and clothing. It is intended that all of...
May 31, 2019
Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy
FOREWORD Addendum b updates the computer code for calculation of PMV-PPD using the JavaScript language to ease use of the code in modern software applications. The updated code also includes errata...
January 29, 2019
Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy
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October 31, 2017
Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy
FOREWORD Addendum a adds a new method for the avoidance of the draft risk at the ankle region. Currently, the standard does not provide guidance for assessing ankle draft. The new method applies to...
July 18, 2017
Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy
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April 3, 2017
Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy
FOREWORD This addendum simplifies Normative Appendix A, “Methods for Determining Operative Temperature,” to be a single procedure for calculating operative temperature. Case 1 is removed because it...
January 1, 2017
Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy
The environmental factors addressed in this standard are temperature, thermal radiation, humidity, and air speed; the personal factors are those of activity and clothing. It is intended that all of...
September 30, 2016
Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy
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April 7, 2016
Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy
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February 23, 2016
Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy
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September 30, 2015
Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy
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July 8, 2015
Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy
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May 29, 2015
Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy
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May 29, 2015
Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy
FOREWORD Addendum b to Standard 55-2013 changed the still-air threshold from 0.15 to 0.2 m/s (30 to 40 fpm) to align the compliance paths that previously had differing definitions of "still air."...
May 4, 2015
THERMAL ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS FOR HUMAN OCCUPANCY
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January 6, 2015
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