Performance evaluation measures for workplace productivity

Shin Ichi Tanabe, Naoe Nishihara, Masaoki Haneda

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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
Subtitle of host publicationSustainable Built Environment
Pages663-670
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
Event6th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings: Sustainable Built Environment, IAQVEC 2007 - Sendai, Japan
Duration: 2007 Oct 282007 Oct 31

Publication series

NameIAQVEC 2007 Proceedings - 6th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings: Sustainable Built Environment
Volume2

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings: Sustainable Built Environment, IAQVEC 2007
CountryJapan
CitySendai
Period07/10/2807/10/31

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

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    Tanabe, S. I., 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 (pp. 663-670). (IAQVEC 2007 Proceedings - 6th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings: Sustainable Built Environment; Vol. 2).