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Adekunle, T O (2020) Occupants’ comfort and stress indices in a structural timber school building in the Northeast US in different seasons. Building Research & Information, 48(03), 331–48.

Bae, S, Asojo, A O and Martin, C S (2020) Impact of occupants’ demographics on indoor environmental quality satisfaction in the workplace. Building Research & Information, 48(03), 301–15.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Demographics; indoor environmental quality; post-occupancy evaluation; satisfaction; workplace;
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2019.1627857
  • Abstract:
    Post-Occupancy Evaluations are used to study occupants’ well-being and subjective responses to indoor environmental quality (IEQ), including factors such as thermal, lighting, and acoustic conditions. In this research, a large-scale study analysed 2275 occupants’ responses from 30 workplace buildings across nine years to explore the diverse impacts of demographic factors on IEQ satisfaction. The Sustainable Post-Occupancy Evaluation Survey, a self-administered and online-based questionnaire was used. The results indicated that male occupants have a greater tendency to be satisfied with thermal conditions, acoustic conditions, electric lighting, and privacy than female occupants. The middle age group (35–54yearrs) was less satisfied with the IEQs than the younger (18–34years) and older (+55years) groups. In addition, occupants who had worked less than 2 years were more satisfied with most IEQ factors than occupants who had worked more than 2 years. Occupants who worked less than 20 h/week were more satisfied with IEQ factors than occupants who worked more than 20 h/week. This study demonstrates the impacts of demographic differences on workplace occupants’ satisfaction with IEQ factors. In addition to adding to the existing literature, this comprehensive longitudinal study provides findings that may inform future workplace design to enhance occupants’ satisfaction with IEQ.

Burnard, M D and Kutnar, A (2020) Human stress responses in office-like environments with wood furniture. Building Research & Information, 48(03), 316–30.

Chen, J C, Tsaih, L S and Li, Y (2020) Exploring views on communal amenities and well-being in housing for seniors in Taiwan. Building Research & Information, 48(03), 239–53.

Goodhew, S, Latour, J M, Duthie, J, Shirreff, H, Riddlestone, P, Metcalfe, J and Fox, M (2020) Hospital ward temperatures related to hypothermic risk in orthopaedic patients. Building Research & Information, 48(03), 286–300.

Higuera-Trujillo, J L, Llinares Millán, C, Montañana i Aviñó, A and Rojas, J (2020) Multisensory stress reduction: a neuro-architecture study of paediatric waiting rooms. Building Research & Information, 48(03), 269–85.

Jellema, P, Annemans, M and Heylighen, A (2020) The roles of cancer care facilities in users’ well-being. Building Research & Information, 48(03), 254–68.