Evaluation of workplace environment in creative workplace - Monitoring during actual work and workers' behavior

Takashi Akimoto, Masato Sasaki, Yuichi Nakagawa, Shin Ichi Tanabe

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Abstract

Field measurement was performed in a new office building of the N Company; the construction of this building was completed in 2007. The building has seven stories aboveand one story underground and a penthouse. The office was designed to be a creative workplace, which promotes communication between workers and encourages their creativity. A stepped space known as "step workplace" is one of the creative spaces. It has a large open space and small green courtyards known as "green cubes" on every floor. Light and thermal environments changed by opening the blinds in the step workplace, which is one of the creative spaces. Desktop illuminance was greater than 800 lx at most points when the roller blinds were open. Result showed not only the work space but also other spaces such as the step workplace were found to affect the performance of the workers.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Event9th International Healthy Buildings Conference and Exhibition, HB 2009 - Syracuse, NY, United States
Duration: 2009 Sep 132009 Sep 17

Conference

Conference9th International Healthy Buildings Conference and Exhibition, HB 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySyracuse, NY
Period09/9/1309/9/17

Keywords

  • Desktop illuminance
  • Field measurement
  • Work environment
  • Workers' behavior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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