NOTE: In this psychrometric chart the abscissa is the dry-bulb temperature, and the mean radiant temperature (MRT) is fixed, controlled by the inputbox. Each point on the chart has the same MRT, which defines the comfort zone boundary. In this way you can see how changes in MRT affect thermal comfort. You can also still use the operative temperature button, yet each point will have the same MRT.
NOTE: In this psychrometric chart the abscissa is the operative temperature and for each point dry-bulb temperature equals mean radiant temperature (DBT = MRT). The comfort zone represents the combination of conditions with the same DBT and MRT for which the PMV is between -0.5 and +0.5, according to the standard.
NOTE: This chart represents only two variables, dry-bulb temperature and relative humidity. The PMV calculations are still based on all the psychrometric variables, but the visualization becomes easier to understand.
NOTE: Method is applicable only for occupant-controlled naturally conditioned spaces that meet all of the following criteria: (a) There is no mechanical cooling system installed. No heating system is in operation; (b) Metabolic rates ranging from 1.0 to 1.3 met; and (c) Occupants are free to adapt their clothing to the indoor and/or outdoor thermal conditions within a range at least as wide as 0.5-1.0 clo.
To cite this webpage:
Hoyt Tyler, Schiavon Stefano, Piccioli Alberto, Moon Dustin, and Steinfeld Kyle, 2013, CBE Thermal Comfort Tool. Center for the Built Environment, University of California Berkeley, http://cbe.berkeley.edu/comforttool/