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Adult Activity Btu/hour or Watts/hour

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    The 1993 ASHRAE Fundamentals Handbook; Adult Activity Total Btu/hour Male-Female adjusted metabolic heat generation
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      The 1993 ASHRAE Fundamentals Handbook;
      Adult Activity Total Btu/hour Male-Female adjusted metabolic heat
      generation
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      (not sure) lying down/sleeping ? ?
      Seated at theater 390 330
      Seated very light work 450 400
      Light bench work/factory 800 750
      Walking 3 mph;
      light machine work/factory 1000 1000
      Heavy work/factory 1500 1450
      Athletics/Gymnasium 2000 1800
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      3000 kcal daily diet ÷ 0.252 kcal/Btu = 11905 Btu/day ÷ 24 hour/day = 496
      Btu/hour daily diet
      2000 kcal daily diet ÷ 0.252 kcal/Btu = 7937 Btu/day ÷ 24 hour/day = 331
      Btu/hour daily diet

      One manpower = 75 watts/hour = 256 Btu/hour
      One horsepower = 746 watts/hour = 2545 Btu/hour
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