Resources

Interested in learning more about occupant comfort and survey methods? We’ve assembled some resources to encourage your exploration. To learn more about Roast, check out our About page or visit our FAQ.

Comfort Standards

ASHRAE Standard 55-2013

The North American comfort standard for designing indoor environments

CIBSE Guide A

The British comfort standard for designing indoor environments

EN 15251

A European standard outlining the indoor environmental parameters that impact energy performance and human comfort

ISO 7730:2005

An international standard of methods that predict thermal comfort

ISO 8996:2004

An international standard outlining a comprehensive list of metabolic rates

ISO 9920:2007

An international standard outlining a comprehensive list of clothing insulation valuesSurvey Standards

ASHRAE Performance Measurement Protocols for Commercial Buildings

A North American standard that includes protocols for measuring and quantifying the indoor environmentOccupant Surveys in Practice

Occupant Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) Survey

An example of an overarching survey that captures data on multiple areas of occupant comfort

ASHRAE Transactions

Research presented at ASHRAE’s annual summer and winter conferences

Building and Environment

An academic journal highlighting research on the indoor environment and its impact on human comfort

Building Research and Information

An academic journal highlighting research related to architecture’s impact on human health and well-being

Indoor Air

An academic journal examining the effects of indoor air quality on human health and comfort

Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings

An network of academics and professionals concerned with building energy and human thermal comfort