Humidity and its Impact on Human Comfort and Wellbeing in Occupied Buildings

Humidity Group of the HEVAC Association have produced a white paper.

This draws together the research that has been carried out on Human comfort in Buildings and recommends humidity levels that should be maintained plus describes the health benefits and possible energy savings.

A controlled and regulated indoor environment is necessary for humans to be comfortable inside buildings. Humans need to have a thermal balance between themselves and the environment they occupy, known as ‘Thermal Comfort’. Thermal Comfort directly influences the actual and perceived quality of the indoor environment; it is determined by the effect of the interrelationship between air temperature, relative humidity (RH) and air movement on occupants; together with human metabolic rate and thermal insulation value of clothing that occupants wear.

To read the full white paper please click here

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