Indoor environmental qualities and productivity in an energy-saving building

Kotaro Ito, Shinichi 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
    Volume3
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    Event12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011 - Austin, TX
    Duration: 2011 Jun 52011 Jun 10

    Other

    Other12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011
    CityAustin, TX
    Period11/6/511/6/10

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    Keywords

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

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Pollution

    Cite this

    Ito, K., Tanabe, S., Nishihara, N., Higuchi, M., Ito, T., Wada, K., Yoshino, S., & Mase, R. (2011). Indoor environmental qualities and productivity in an energy-saving building. In 12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011 (Vol. 3, pp. 2021-2026)