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Albayyaa, H, Hagare, D and Saha, S (2021) Energy conservation assessment of traditional and modern houses in Sydney. Building Research & Information, 49(06), 613–23.

Bae, S, Martin, C S and Asojo, A O (2021) Higher education students’ indoor environmental quality satisfaction benchmark. Building Research & Information, 49(06), 679–94.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Gender differences; benchmark; classroom; indoor environmental quality; post-occupancy evaluation; students;
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2020.1813012
  • Abstract:
    Post-occupancy evaluation is a well-known research method documenting occupants’ satisfaction with indoor environmental quality (IEQ) factors. Despite potentially significant roles of gender differences in IEQ satisfaction, it has not always been acknowledged by researchers and findings are debated. Through a self-administered questionnaire over nine years, students (n = 3140) in 11 different higher education classroom buildings in Minnesota, USA rated their satisfaction with 23 IEQ factors. They were most satisfied with overall cleaning and maintenance followed by overall indoor air quality and amount of electric lighting. Students were least satisfied with access to electric outlets followed by daylighting IEQ factors. Mann–Whitney U tests showed that female students were statistically less satisfied with overall thermal conditions and temperature, while male students were statistically less satisfied with daylighting, electric lighting, and view conditions. Subsequent logistic regression analyses indicated the most significant impact of amount of electric lighting. The results imply that once students were dissatisfied with amount of electric lighting, they were more likely to be dissatisfied with the classroom. Despite the significant impacts of all IEQ factors, the different degree of the likelihoods indicates that some IEQ factors may impact classroom satisfaction more than other IEQ factors as indicated by this benchmark study.

Chinazzo, G (2021) Investigating the indoor environmental quality of different workplaces through web-scraping and text-mining of Glassdoor reviews. Building Research & Information, 49(06), 695–713.

Miraj, P, Berawi, M A and Utami, S R (2021) Economic feasibility of green office building: combining life cycle cost analysis and cost–benefit evaluation. Building Research & Information, 49(06), 624–38.

Rodrigues, L, Tubelo, R, Vega Pasos, A, Gonçalves, J C S, Wood, C and Gillott, M (2021) Quantifying airtightness in Brazilian residential buildings with focus on its contribution to thermal comfort. Building Research & Information, 49(06), 639–60.

Sameer, H and Bringezu, S (2021) Building information modelling application of material, water, and climate footprint analysis. Building Research & Information, 49(06), 593–612.

Sharifi, S, Saman, W, Alemu, A and Boland, J (2021) A proposed long-term thermal comfort scale. Building Research & Information, 49(06), 661–78.