Personal Comfort (the Thermal Comfort Zone) is a combination of the room temperature, humidity, what is being worn and the airflow in the room. Each of these has to be considered when advising on a strategy for comfort with economy.
The new eco-wand ComfoMeter is a micro-management system that shows management what is happening and advises management and workforce on the part that they can play in saving energy without compromising comfort.
The ComfoMeter USB hardware measures the temperature and humidity of the workspace. The eco-wand application, running on any handy computer, displays and stores this temperature and humidity. The information is then displayed in various ways. The conditions are compared to the standard human comfort zone and it can seen where the conditions are relative to the ideal values for comfort with economy. Advice is given on how less energy may be used without sacrificing comfort.
The stored values show how thing change during the day and can be used to set timer. The effectiveness of the building insulation can also be checked by analysing how the temperatures change overnight when the air-conditioning is off.
Dr Gardiner, Managing Director of Kyle Electronics and the designer of the system said “This is quite a feather in our cap. We are a small company but have been nominated along with some large multinationals.”
The eco-wand ComfoMeter at just £29.99 + VAT is a cost effective way of investigating building performance and education management and staff in energy saving and working in comfort.
Full details are available at http://www.eco-
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