This Human Comfort lesson discusses strategies to design comfortable buildings and to correct comfort problems in existing buildings. As a building-energy specialist, you need to understand the relationship among the buildings thermal characteristics and the comfort of the building’s occupants.

The following topics will be covered: 

  • Principles of human comfort and how it impacts building energy-use.
  • What makes people feel too hot or too cold.
  • The four primary factors that affect human comfort in buildings.


This lesson is approved for .55 BPI CEUs.

Effort hours: 1.1