Visualising the invisible- an introduction to the indoor climate
In this session we will discuss the 4 key elements of the indoor climate. How do we measure these, what is contained within them and how do we best utilise these elements to feel the best we can while indoors.
There are a number of reasons why we work with the indoor climate, partly to satisfy a number of “soft” requirements (group to the left of the image), partly a number of “hard” requirements (group to the right of the image).
Priority 1 is, of course, human health.
Priority 2 is the well-being of people that we feel comfortable in the premises and can perform as intended.
Priority 3 is for the property to remain in good condition in the long-term and evade damage, and that special operational requirements are met.
There are also a number of adjoining requirements over and above this (aesthetics, environmental, etc.).
All these soft factors then influence a number of “hard” results, in the form of performance capability of the people in the room, energy consumption in the premises, and the economy of the building in general (everything from investment to the degree of leasing). As we will show in the following sections, the indoor climate has a large impact on all these factors, and it is usually a very good investment to take one’s starting point in the soft factors when designing a system for the indoor climate. Using modern technology it is possible to create solutions that maximize both soft and hard interests!