Field-Test of the New ASHRAE/CIBSE/USGBC Performance Measurement Protocols: Intermediate and Advanced Level Indoor Environmental Quality Protocols
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This paper presents the preliminary results of an effort to develop and apply a field test to evaluate the ASHRAE/CIBSE/USGBC Performance Measurement Protocols (PMP) Intermediate and Advanced Level Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) performance protocols in a case-study building in Central Texas. In accordance with the Intermediate and Advanced Level IEQ protocols, a comprehensive instrumentation cart was developed to collect continuous data from several IEQ-related parameters, including: air and globe temperatures at four levels, humidity, air speed, CO2, VOCs, horizontal and vertical illuminance level, as well as A-weighted and C-weighted sound pressure levels. Using the developed instrumentation cart, continuous IEQ measurements were conducted in several office spaces of a case-study building from July to September 2011. In addition to the instrumented measurements, an occupant 'right-now' survey of thermal sensation and comfort was concurrently conducted. The data collected were then analyzed and compared with the appropriate PMP recommended benchmarks. 2012 ASHRAE.
ASHRAE TRANSACTIONS 2012, VOL 118, PT 2
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