Increased Range of Thermal Comfort

Research has demonstrated that occupants who are provided with some level of control (i.e. operable windows) form different expectations regarding their thermal environment. As a result, they tend to be comfortable even when conditions vary from what would be considered comfortable in the classical sense (de Dear et al., 1997).

Energy Efficiency Improved Indoor Environmental Quality Reduced Capital Cost Reduced Maintenance Natural Daylighting Increased Range of Thermal Comfort LEED® and CHPS® Points