12th November 2019
Technical talk on 'High efficiency buildings and occupant comfort' by Dr Peter Simmonds + meeting to form Chapter Student Branch. Venue: University College London, Room 225, Central House, 14 Upper Woburn Pl, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0NN. Time:18:00-20:00.
High Performance buildings and Occupant Comfort
This lecture illustrates that the Predicted Mean Vote/Percentage Persons Dissatisfied (PMV/PPD) can be used to produce optimal designs for a number of different applications. One application was to evaluate an existing building to provide the owner with information on how to improve occupant comfort and improve building efficiency.
Previous work by Simmonds has shown that the effects on comfort results when varying clothing levels and metabolic rates of occupants is relatively small compared to changes in the engineered variables such as dry bulb temperatures, humidity, air velocity and mean radiant exchange. This lecture will show the results of the design process for each of the buildings explaining the intricacies of each solution and show that the new ASHRAE standard 55 can be used as an effective design and analysis tool for modern designs.
About the speaker
PETER SIMMONDS, Ph.D. ASHRAE Fellow is Managing Director/Principal of Building and Systems Analytics LLC, Marina del Rey, California and Hong Kong. He is a recognized authority in the field of Radiant heating and cooling systems, as well as Thermal Comfort. Publications of his work led to the development of radiant systems in the USA and are included in the ASHRAE Handbooks. He has been involved in the design and development of Passive and Active Beams since 1983 and has designed many systems worldwide. Peter is one of the co-authors of the ASHRAE/REHVA Passive and Active Beam Design Guide. He has been involved in the design and operation of tall, supertall, and megatall buildings around the world for more than 30 years and has authored the new ASHRAE Design Guide for Tall, Mega Tall and Super Tall Building Systems He has received the Carter Bronze Medal from the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers in 1993. He has authored or co-authored more than 60 technical papers, articles and books He is a member of several ASHRAE Technical Committees and serves on the Standards committee and is the Past President of the College of Fellows.