Enhance thermal comfort of people in building through provision of thermal zoning in each space.
Ensure Thermostat Control (Max: 2 points)
The following requirements are met for all regularly occupied spaces equipped with a heating and/or cooling system:
All regularly occupied spaces contain thermal zones, as shown in the table below (note: individual rooms less than 30 m2 [320 ft2] or 5 occupants are still considered separate zones):
Zone Density Points
Minimum 1 thermal zone per 60 m² [650 ft2] or per 10 occupants (whichever results in fewer thermal zones)
Minimum 1 thermal zone per 30 m² [320 ft2] or per 5 occupants (whichever results in fewer thermal zones)
Temperature sensors are positioned at least 1 m [3.3 ft] away from direct sunlight, air supply diffusers, mechanical fans and heaters and away from exterior walls, windows and doors or any other significant source of heat or cold.
All regular building occupants have control over temperature through either:
- Thermostats Present within the thermal zone.
- Digital interface available on a computer or phone.
Note: Individual rooms less than 30 m2 [320 ft2] or 5 occupants are still considered separate zones.
Promote Free Address (1 point)
Projects meet the following requirements:
The building provides a thermal variation of at least 3 °C [5 °F] across open workspaces over 200 m² [2,150 ft²], between rooms with more than 10 people and/or between floors.
All office spaces with employees performing tasks that require similar workstations use free address to allow employees to select a work space with a desired temperature.
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