This document specifies requirements for indoor environmental parameters for thermal environment, indoor air quality, lighting and acoustics and specifies how to establish these parameters for building system design and energy performance calculations.
This European Standard includes design criteria for the local thermal discomfort factors, draught, radiant temperature asymmetry, vertical air temperature differences and floor surface temperature.
This European Standard is applicable where the criteria for indoor environment are set by human occupancy and where the production or process does not have a major impact on indoor environment.
This European Standard also specifies occupancy schedules to be used in standard energy calculations and how different categories of criteria for the indoor environment can be used.
The criteria in this European Standard can also be used in national calculation methods. This standard sets criteria for the indoor environment based on existing standards and reports listed under normative references or in the bibliography.
This European Standard does not specify design methods, but gives input parameters to the design of building envelope, heating, cooling, ventilation and lighting.
Table 1 shows the relative position of this standard within the set of EPB standards in the context of the modular structure as set out in EN ISO 52000-1.
NOTE 1 In CEN ISO/TR 52000-2 the same table can be found, with, for each module, the numbers of the relevant EPB standards and accompanying technical reports that are published or in preparation.
NOTE 2 The modules represent EPB standards, although one EPB standard may cover more than one module and one module may be covered by more than one EPB standard, for instance a simplified and a detailed method respectively. See also Clause 2 and Tables A.1 and B.1.