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How many features are there?

12

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4 areas of comfort

acoustics
ergonomics
olfaction, and
thermal comfort

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Study of sound and properties of a space or building that determine how sound is transmitted or reflected within it or though it.

Acoustic Comfort

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Energy composed of pressure waves, or vibrations, that travel through the air or another material and produce an audible signal when they reach person’s ear

Sound

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Can be measured in Hertz Hz

Sound

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Unit of measure used for frequency that a wave cycles, or repeats, its wavelength

Hertz

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Equal to one cycle per second

1 hertz

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What frequencies can human ear hear?

20Hz to 20,000 Hz

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Can cause physical, psychological stress leading to cardiovascular stress, decreased productivity, and cognitive performance

Noise

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Adapting objects, spaces, such as workstations and workflow

Ergonomic Comfort

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Injury affecting body’s movements or its muscles, bones, tendons, nerves, or ligaments

Musculoskeletal disorder

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Refers to sense of smell, perception of air quality, unpleasant smell causes stress

Olfactory Comfort

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Follows standard ASHRAE Standard 55-2013, Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy

Thermal Comfort

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Rate of transformation of chemical energy into heat and mechanical work by metabolic activities of a person, expressed in units of met

Metabolic rate

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Resistance to sensible heat transfer provided provided by a clothing, expressed in units of clo

Clothing insulation

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Temperature of air surrounding an occupant taken with a dry bulb thermometer, measurede in C or F

Air temperature

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Average of surface temp of the surroundings which body can exchange heat by radiant transfer, measured in C and F

Mean radian temperature

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Rate of air movement at a point without regard to direction, measured in m/s (fpm)

Air speed

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Average moisture in air, measured in percent of releative humidity %rh

Humidity

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Math and graphical study of the properties of air

Graphical representation of properties of air

Determine comfort zone

Psychrometric charts

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Feature 72: Accessible Design precon for?

all 3 property types

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Feature 72: Accessible Design requires what and uses which standard?

Requires projects to provide equitable built environments through compliance with one of 2 listed standards : the current ADA standards for accessible design or ISO 21542:2011 building construction - accessibility and usability of the Built Environment

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Enacted law prohibits discrimination against PWD

Americans with Disabilities Act ADA

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Independent, nongovernmental international organization that develops consensus-based market relevant standards for worldwide use

International Organization for Standardization ISO

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Feature 72: Accessible Design. Part 1: accessibility and usability - requires what?

Requires all projects comply with ADA Standards for Accessible Design or ISO 21542:2011, Building Construction - Accessibility and Usability of the Built Environment

ISO 21542:2011 - internationally recognized degines how built environments should be designed

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Feature 73: Ergonomics: Visual and Physical precon for?

NEI and NEB

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Feature 73: Ergonomics: Visual and Physical - what is its goal?

• Goal is to be able to adjust their monitors, desk heights, and workstations seating to meet their personal needs and prevent injuries

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Feature 73: Ergonomics: Visual and Physical. Part 1: Visual Ergonomics requires what? Cite 2.

Requires computer screens, including laptops be adjustable for height and distance from the user

Have adjustable risers

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Feature 73: Ergonomics: Visual and Physical. Part 2: Desk Height Flexibility - requires what?

Rrequires at least 30% of workstations that are seated height or similar work surfaces be adjustable-height sit-stand desks, desktop height adjustment stands, or pairs of fixed-height desks

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Feature 73: Ergonomics: Visual and Physical. • Part 3: Seat Flexibility - requires what?

Requires chair height and seat depth adjustability be compliant with the HFES 10 standard or BIFMA G1 guidelines