Thermal Comfort Design

To promote occupants' productivity, comfort, and well-being by providing quality thermal comfort.

  • Moderate indoor temperatures
  • Shading coefficients

Direct support of technical goals.

Note: ranges of LEED credit points include all specialties (New Construction, etc.) within a given rating system (BDCv3, etc.); highest point total may only apply to certain specialties.

CGreen
CHPS EQ9.0 Prereq.: 4 pts.
GGlobes 3.7.4.2: 4-6 pts.
BDCv3 IEQc7.1 (H, CS c7): 1 pt.
NDv3
BDCv4 IEQ Thermal comfort design: 1 pt.
NDv4
Applicable
Products /
Systems
  • Concrete unit masonry

With thermal mass and high specific heat, concrete masonry walls remain warm or cool long after heat or air-conditioning has shut off. This can effectively: reduce heating and cooling loads; improve occupant comfort by moderating indoor temperature swings; and shift peak heating and cooling loads to off-peak hours.

Thermal Comfort Design