ASTM International - ASTM E2320-04(2012)

Standard Classification for Serviceability of an Office Facility for Thermal Environment and Indoor Air Conditions

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 1 April 2012
Status: historical
Page Count: 14
ICS Code (Ventilation and air-conditioning systems): 91.140.30
significance And Use:

Each Occupant Requirement Scale (see Figs. 1-5) in this classification provides a means to set the required level of serviceability of a building or facility for one topic of serviceability and to... View More

scope:

1.1 This classification contains pairs of scales for classifying an aspect of the serviceability of an office facility, that is, the capability of an office facility to meet certain possible requirements for suitable thermal environment and indoor air conditions.

1.2 Within this aspect of serviceability, each pair of scales, shown in Figs. 1-5 , is for classifying one topic of serviceability. Each paragraph in an Occupant Requirement Scale (see Figs. 1-5) summarizes one level of requirement for serviceability on that topic, which occupants might require. The matching paragraph in the Facility Rating Scale (see Figs. 1-5) is a translation of the requirement into a description of certain features of a facility which, taken in combination, indicate that the facility is likely to meet that level of required serviceability.

1.3 The paragraphs in the Facility Rating Scale (see Figs. 1-5) are indicative and not comprehensive. They are for quick scanning to estimate approximately, quickly, and economically how well a facility is likely to meet the needs of one or another type of occupant group over time. The paragraphs are not for measuring, knowing, or evaluating how an office facility is performing.

1.4 This classification can be used to estimate the level of serviceability of an existing facility. It can also be used to estimate the serviceability of a facility that has been planned but not yet built, such as one for which schematic or preliminary drawings and outline specifications have been prepared.

1.5 This standard indicates what would cause a facility to be rated (classified) at a certain level of serviceability but does not state how to conduct a serviceability rating or how to assign a serviceability score. That information is found in Practice E1334. The scales in this classification are complimentary to and compatible with Practice E1334. Each requires the other.

1.6 This standard indicates what would cause a requirement to be classified as being at a specific level, but does not state how to ascertain a requirement, or how to assign a specific level. This information is found in Practice E1679. The scales in this classification are complimentary to and compatible with Practice E1679. Each requires the other.

1.7 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory requirements prior to use.


FIG. 1 Scale A.4.1 for Temperature and Humidity


FIG. 1Scale A.4.1 for Temperature and Humidity (continued)


FIG. 1Scale A.4.1 for Temperature and Humidity (continued)


FIG. 2 Scale A.4.2 for Indoor Air Quality Conditions


FIG. 2Scale A.4.2 for Indoor Air Quality Conditions (continued)


FIG. 3 Scale A.4.3 for Ventilation (Air Supply)


FIG. 3Scale A.4.3 for Ventilation (Air Supply) (continued)


FIG. 3Scale A.4.3 for Ventilation (Air Supply) (continued)


FIG. 4 Scale A.4.4 for Local Adjustments by Occupants


FIG. 4Scale A.4.4 for Local Adjustments by Occupants (continued)


FIG. 5 Scale A.4.5 for Ventilation with Openable Windows


FIG. 5Scale A.4.5 for Ventilation with Openable Windows (continued)


FIG. 5Scale A.4.5 for Ventilation with Openable Windows (continued)

Document History

November 15, 2019
Standard Classification for Serviceability of an Office Facility for Thermal Environment and Indoor Air Conditions
1.1 This classification contains pairs of scales for classifying an aspect of the serviceability of an office facility, that is, the capability of an office facility to meet certain possible...
March 1, 2018
Standard Classification for Serviceability of an Office Facility for Thermal Environment and Indoor Air Conditions
1.1 This classification contains pairs of scales for classifying an aspect of the serviceability of an office facility, that is, the capability of an office facility to meet certain possible...
ASTM E2320-04(2012)
April 1, 2012
Standard Classification for Serviceability of an Office Facility for Thermal Environment and Indoor Air Conditions
1.1 This classification contains pairs of scales for classifying an aspect of the serviceability of an office facility, that is, the capability of an office facility to meet certain possible...
May 1, 2004
Standard Classification for Serviceability of an Office Facility for Thermal Environment and Indoor Air Conditions
1.1 This classification contains pairs of scales for classifying an aspect of the serviceability of an office facility, that is, the capability of an office facility to meet certain possible...
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