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Hatayama, H and Tahara, K (2016) Using decomposition analysis to forecast metal usage in the building stock. Building Research & Information, 44(01), 63-72.

Holmes, S H, Phillips, T and Wilson, A (2016) Overheating and passive habitability: Indoor health and heat indices. Building Research & Information, 44(01), 1-19.

Huuhka, S and Lahdensivu, J (2016) Statistical and geographical study on demolished buildings. Building Research & Information, 44(01), 73-96.

Kleemann, F, Lederer, J, Aschenbrenner, P, Rechberger, H and Fellner, J (2016) A method for determining buildings' material composition prior to demolition. Building Research & Information, 44(01), 51-62.

Leder, S, Newsham, G R, Veitch, J A, Mancini, S and Charles, K E (2016) Effects of office environment on employee satisfaction: A new analysis. Building Research & Information, 44(01), 34-50.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: offices; acoustics; post-occupancy evaluation; occupant satisfaction; lighting; green buildings; thermal comfort; workplace; air quality; temperature; office buildings; ventilation; job satisfaction; office layout
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2014.1003176
  • Abstract:

    Two large and detailed field studies of the effect of office environment parameters on aspects of environmental and job satisfaction were conducted. The first study focused on open-plan offices in nine conventional buildings, whereas the second encompassed open-plan and private offices in 24 buildings (12 green and 12 conventional). The data collection for these studies was separated by approximately a decade, but the data collection methods, contexts and analysis procedures were very similar. This offered the opportunity to compare the results of the studies at the workstation level, with the goal of identifying parameters consistent in affecting occupant satisfaction, and of exploring the effects of office type (open-plan versus private) and building type (green versus conventional). Satisfaction with acoustics and privacy was most strongly affected by workstation size and office type; satisfaction with lighting was most strongly affected by window access and glare conditions; and satisfaction with ventilation and temperature was most strongly affected by pollutant concentration. Occupants of green buildings rated all aspects of environmental satisfaction more highly. Finally, job satisfaction was most strongly affected by pollutant concentration and office type.

Parkinson, T, de Dear, R and Candido, C (2016) Thermal pleasure in built environments: Alliesthesia in different thermoregulatory zones. Building Research & Information, 44(01), 20-33.

Simpson, S, Banfill, P, Haines, V, Mallaband, B and Mitchell, V (2016) Energy-led domestic retrofit: Impact of the intervention sequence. Building Research & Information, 44(01), 97-115.