Indoor environmental qualities and productivity in an energy-saving building

Kotaro Ito, Shin Ichi Tanabe, Naoe Nishihara, Miwa Higuchi, Tsuyoshi Ito, Katsuaki Wada, Setsuko Yoshino, Ryohei Mase

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Abstract

The main purpose of this research is to evaluate the indoor environmental qualities and productivity in an energy-saving building. Field surveys were conducted in the office building to study the indoor environment and the workers' behavior. At the same time, the satisfaction vote of the indoor environment and self estimated productivity were investigated by questionnaire survey. The target office building was designed and constructed to be energysaving building twenty-nine years ago. It had already been revealed that the energy consumption of this building was low as it had been designed. As a result, we confirmed that the indoor environmental quality of this office was maintained at good levels. On the other hand, some workers of this office were dissatisfied by thermal environment. Further consideration of these points could lead to improvement of workers' productivity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011
Pages2021-2026
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1
Event12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011 - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: 2011 Jun 52011 Jun 10

Publication series

Name12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011
Volume3

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011
CountryUnited States
CityAustin, TX
Period11/6/511/6/10

Keywords

  • Office
  • Productivity
  • Satisfaction vote
  • Worker's behavior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pollution

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