Providing a comfortable environment in a modern office is, for most clients and occupants, a given.
But, thermal comfort is a subjective measure of how comfortable a person feels. Each individual has their preferred thermal comfort zone, which depends on the activity they are doing and what they are wearing.
I think; As a Services Engineer, this is one of the most challenging things to achieve. The article demonstrates why it is not possible to get it right all of the time for all occupants, however, there are ways of giving occupants choice and so reduce the impact of the issue.
Thermal comfort and well-being January 2017 BSRIA Sustainable Construction Group The thermal comfort of an occupant can affect his or her wellbeing in a number of ways and I will go through some of them here; however first I will describe thermal comfort and how to quantify it. The thermal comfort of a person is described as “that condition of mind that expresses satisfaction with the thermal environment and is assessed by subjective evaluation”. The thermal comfort of an individual is personal and varies greatly from person to person. The subjective evaluation usually suggests a survey is needed to get the personal input from each of the occupants of a building. The large range of conditions and number of people required to give proper averages make this impractical in the majority of cases and cannot be done pre-occupation.