Heat Gain from Occupants in Air Conditioned Spaces - in btu/hr
The table below indicates the sensible and latent heat loss from people. The values can be used to calculate heat loads handled by air conditioning systems.
|Typical Application||Sensible Heat |
|Latent Heat |
|Offices, Hotels, Apartments||215||185|
|Retail & Department Stores||220||230|
- Tabulated values are based on 78oF for dry-bulb temperature
- Adjusted total heat value for sedentary work, restaurant, includes 60 Btu/hr for food per individual (30 Btu/h sensible and 30 Btu/h latent heat).
- For bowling figure one person per alley actually bowling, and all others as sitting (400 Btu/h) or standing (550 Btu/h)