UT Researchers Measuring the Interior Climate of Rooms with a Novel Apparatus
The work environment lab of the University of Tartu now can boast the most accurate measurement of interior climate in Estonia. Climate-related comfort in both the home and office can now be evaluated.
“The feeling of comfort people have with regard to climate is dependent on many parameters, such as the air temperature and the speed of travel of air in the room, as well as the existence of objects that absorb or radiate warmth”, says Siim Kinnas, the head of quality for the work environment at UT, adding: “In the same room, different people often want different conditions, such as a warmer or cooler temperature. Measuring the interior climate helps determine conditions that satisfy everyone”.
Measuring climate-related comfort and other comfort parameters is the job of the work environment lab of the University of Tartu. Its technology and experience make it possible to measure both PMV and PPD indexes, as well as noise, illumination, effectiveness of ventilation, etc., thus offering a summary of the healthiness of the building and the factors that influence its inhabitants.