Performance evaluation measures for workplace productivity

Shinichi Tanabe, Naoe Nishihara, Masaoki Haneda

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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    Abstract

    To promote the effort for energy conservation, it is also important to estimate the indoor environmental quality (IEQ) from the aspect of office worker's productivity. In this paper, a field survey in a call-center was explained with the main result relating the indoor air temperature and the performance of the communicators. Then, an example of economical effect of changing the preset temperature of the air-conditioning system in summer was estimated based on the findings from the field survey. It was suggested that the benefit by the reduction in the running cost and the reduction of the CO 2 emission would be minimal compared to the possible cost generated by the performance decrement. The reduction in the emission of greenhouse gases is essential for the world wide concern of the global warming issue; however, it is also important to give considerations on productivity for the measures in offices. Finally, a tool was introduced to measure objectively the performance level of the office workers with several standard tests.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIAQVEC 2007 Proceedings - 6th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings: Sustainable Built Environment
    Pages663-670
    Number of pages8
    Volume2
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    Event6th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings: Sustainable Built Environment, IAQVEC 2007 - Sendai
    Duration: 2007 Oct 282007 Oct 31

    Other

    Other6th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings: Sustainable Built Environment, IAQVEC 2007
    CitySendai
    Period07/10/2807/10/31

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    Productivity
    Global warming
    Greenhouse gases
    Air conditioning
    Costs
    Energy conservation
    Temperature
    Air

    Keywords

    • Economical analysis
    • Field survey
    • Performance
    • Performance evaluation tool
    • Productivity

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
    • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

    Cite this

    Tanabe, S., Nishihara, N., & Haneda, M. (2007). Performance evaluation measures for workplace productivity. In IAQVEC 2007 Proceedings - 6th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings: Sustainable Built Environment (Vol. 2, pp. 663-670)

    Performance evaluation measures for workplace productivity. / Tanabe, Shinichi; Nishihara, Naoe; Haneda, Masaoki.

    IAQVEC 2007 Proceedings - 6th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings: Sustainable Built Environment. Vol. 2 2007. p. 663-670.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Tanabe, S, Nishihara, N & Haneda, M 2007, Performance evaluation measures for workplace productivity. in IAQVEC 2007 Proceedings - 6th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings: Sustainable Built Environment. vol. 2, pp. 663-670, 6th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings: Sustainable Built Environment, IAQVEC 2007, Sendai, 07/10/28.
    Tanabe S, Nishihara N, Haneda M. Performance evaluation measures for workplace productivity. In IAQVEC 2007 Proceedings - 6th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings: Sustainable Built Environment. Vol. 2. 2007. p. 663-670
    Tanabe, Shinichi ; Nishihara, Naoe ; Haneda, Masaoki. / Performance evaluation measures for workplace productivity. IAQVEC 2007 Proceedings - 6th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings: Sustainable Built Environment. Vol. 2 2007. pp. 663-670
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