The evaluation of productivity in COOL BIZ office by field measurement of thermal environment and questionnaire survey

Satoshi Uchida, Shinichi Tanabe, Naoe Nishihara, Masaoki Haneda, Shunsuke Nakamura, Gen Kawaguchi

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

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    Abstract

    In this research, a field measurement was conducted to investigate the thermal environment of an office conducting COOL BIZ. A questionnaire survey on the workers was also conducted during the field measurement to evaluate the effect of the thermal environment of COOL BIZ on productivity. From the measurement, The air temperature could reach over 30°C at the time when the air-conditioning system in the mornings. In July and August, it usually took more than 90 minutes for the indoor air temperature to drop to 28°C, which is the cooling preset temperature of the office. To raise the preset temperature in existing buildings, systematic and operational adjustments of the HVAC systems may be necessary for proper thermal environmental control. From the questionnaire, over 70% of the workers were thermally dissatisfied in July and August. The correlations were obtained that when the workers are thermally satisfied, the self-estimated performance is higher and the level of fatigue is lower.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication9th International Conference and Exhibition - Healthy Buildings 2009, HB 2009
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    Event9th International Healthy Buildings Conference and Exhibition, HB 2009 - Syracuse, NY
    Duration: 2009 Sep 132009 Sep 17

    Other

    Other9th International Healthy Buildings Conference and Exhibition, HB 2009
    CitySyracuse, NY
    Period09/9/1309/9/17

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    Productivity
    Temperature
    Air
    Air conditioning
    Fatigue of materials
    Cooling
    Hot Temperature

    Keywords

    • Cool biz
    • Field measurement
    • Productivity
    • Questionnaire survey
    • Thermal environment

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Civil and Structural Engineering
    • Building and Construction

    Cite this

    Uchida, S., Tanabe, S., Nishihara, N., Haneda, M., Nakamura, S., & Kawaguchi, G. (2009). The evaluation of productivity in COOL BIZ office by field measurement of thermal environment and questionnaire survey. In 9th International Conference and Exhibition - Healthy Buildings 2009, HB 2009

    The evaluation of productivity in COOL BIZ office by field measurement of thermal environment and questionnaire survey. / Uchida, Satoshi; Tanabe, Shinichi; Nishihara, Naoe; Haneda, Masaoki; Nakamura, Shunsuke; Kawaguchi, Gen.

    9th International Conference and Exhibition - Healthy Buildings 2009, HB 2009. 2009.

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

    Uchida, S, Tanabe, S, Nishihara, N, Haneda, M, Nakamura, S & Kawaguchi, G 2009, The evaluation of productivity in COOL BIZ office by field measurement of thermal environment and questionnaire survey. in 9th International Conference and Exhibition - Healthy Buildings 2009, HB 2009. 9th International Healthy Buildings Conference and Exhibition, HB 2009, Syracuse, NY, 09/9/13.
    Uchida S, Tanabe S, Nishihara N, Haneda M, Nakamura S, Kawaguchi G. The evaluation of productivity in COOL BIZ office by field measurement of thermal environment and questionnaire survey. In 9th International Conference and Exhibition - Healthy Buildings 2009, HB 2009. 2009
    Uchida, Satoshi ; Tanabe, Shinichi ; Nishihara, Naoe ; Haneda, Masaoki ; Nakamura, Shunsuke ; Kawaguchi, Gen. / The evaluation of productivity in COOL BIZ office by field measurement of thermal environment and questionnaire survey. 9th International Conference and Exhibition - Healthy Buildings 2009, HB 2009. 2009.
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