Frantz Provides Solutions for Optimizing Occupant Comfort in Winter
The current issue of Consulting Specifying Engineer Magazine features blog written by PBA Project Leader, Aaron Frantz, PE, mechanical engineer.
The article offers to provide... '7 tips to fight the winter chill,' as it relates to finding solutions for keeping the cold weather outside of your building.
Some of the tips suggested for helping building owners keep the cold out include, putting more than one set of doors in each lobby. That way the 'momentary direct opening between indoors and outdoors, won't provide that anticipated icy blast of cold air.'
In addition, the article suggests using revolving doors to help lessen the amount of cold air that is brought in from the outside. Lastly, Frantz suggests using 'tight construction,' including incorporating tight doors and other solutions, that help in preventing negative pressure from pulling air through cracks, door jambs, windowsills, etc.