EN 16798–1 (indoor environm. input parameters)

Energy performance of buildings — Ventilation of buildings  — Part 1: Indoor environmental input parameters for design and assessment of energy performance of buildings addressing indoor air quality, thermal environment, lighting and acoustics (Module M1–6)

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Geographical scope:
(EP) Calculation procedures
Published date:
May 1, 2019
  • Overarching
CEN and/or ISO


This document specifies requirements for indoor environmental parameters for thermal environment, indoor air quality, lighting and acoustics and specifies how to establish these parameters for building system design and energy performance calculations.

This European Standard includes design criteria for the local thermal discomfort factors, draught, radiant temperature asymmetry, vertical air temperature differences and floor surface temperature.

This European Standard is applicable where the criteria for indoor environment are set by human occupancy and where the production or process does not have a major impact on indoor environment.

This European Standard also specifies occupancy schedules to be used in standard energy calculations and how different categories of criteria for the indoor environment can be used.

The criteria in this European Standard can also be used in national calculation methods.

This standard sets criteria for the indoor environment based on existing standards and reports listed under normative references or in the bibliography.

This European Standard does not specify design methods, but gives input parameters to the design of building envelope, heating, cooling, ventilation and lighting.


REHVA Journal, Vol. 56, Issue 4, Aug. 2019, Atze Boerstra, New health & comfort promoting CEN standard

REHVA Journal, Vol. 54, Issue 6, Dec. 2017, Bjarne Olesen, Indoor environmental input parameters for the design and assessment of energy performance of buildings