Step by step method to comply to the GRIHA criteria for Indoor air quality
Complying with GRIHA criteria for achieving indoor comfort requirements involves a step-by-step process that can be broken down as follows:
Step 1: Determine the Indoor Comfort Requirements The first step is to identify the thermal, visual, and acoustic requirements for the building. This can be achieved by considering factors such as the building location, the intended use of the space, the building orientation, and the local climatic conditions.
Step 2: Design the Building for Thermal Comfort To comply with GRIHA criteria, the building must be designed to achieve thermal comfort. This can be achieved by taking into consideration factors such as building orientation, insulation, ventilation, and shading. The design must ensure that indoor temperatures remain within the desired range for each space.
Step 3: Design the Building for Visual Comfort The building must be designed to ensure visual comfort for occupants. This includes providing adequate natural light and artificial lighting that meets the required illuminance levels.
Step 4: Design the Building for Acoustic Comfort The building must be designed to achieve acoustic comfort for occupants. This involves ensuring that the building design minimizes noise from outside and within the building. The use of sound-absorbing materials can also help to achieve acoustic comfort.
Step 5: Implement and Monitor the Building After the building design is complete, it must be implemented and monitored to ensure that the indoor comfort requirements are being met. This can involve monitoring indoor temperatures, light levels, and noise levels to ensure that they remain within the desired range.
Step 6: Regular Maintenance and Upkeep Regular maintenance and upkeep of the building are essential to ensuring that the indoor comfort requirements are maintained. This involves tasks such as cleaning air filters, maintaining insulation, and ensuring that lighting fixtures are in good working order.
Step 7: Continuous Improvement Finally, the building’s indoor comfort requirements must be continuously improved over time. This involves taking feedback from occupants and making changes to the building design or operation to improve comfort levels.
Compliance with GRIHA criteria for indoor comfort requirements is an ongoing process that requires careful consideration of multiple factors. By following these steps, building designers and operators can ensure that their buildings meet the necessary standards for thermal, visual, and acoustic comfort.
Space-wise Temperature and RH Schedule Template for One Month
|Date||Room/Space||Desired Temperature||Desired RH||Remarks|
|1st to 7th||Room 101||22°C||50%|
|1st to 7th||Room 102||24°C||40%|
|1st to 7th||Room 103||20°C||60%|
|8th to 14th||Room 101||23°C||45%|
|8th to 14th||Room 102||25°C||35%|
|8th to 14th||Room 103||21°C||55%|
|15th to 21st||Room 101||24°C||40%|
|15th to 21st||Room 102||26°C||30%|
|15th to 21st||Room 103||22°C||50%|
|22nd to 28th||Room 101||25°C||35%|
|22nd to 28th||Room 102||27°C||25%|
|22nd to 28th||Room 103||23°C||45%|
|29th to 30th||Room 101||26°C||30%|
|29th to 30th||Room 102||28°C||20%|
|29th to 30th||Room 103||24°C||40%|