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Comfort of workers in office buildings: The European HOPE project
TNO Built Environment and Geosciences, Delft, Netherlands.
TNO Built Environment and Geosciences, Delft, Netherlands.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7520-1593
TNO Quality of life, Leiden, Netherlands.
2011 (English)In: Building and Environment, ISSN 0360-1323, E-ISSN 1873-684X, Vol. 46, no 1, 280-288 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Previous studies have shown that building, social and personal factors can influence one's perceived health and comfort. The aim of the underlying study was to get a better understanding of the relationships between these factors and perceived comfort. Self-administered questionnaires from 5732 respondents in 59 office buildings and building-specific data from the European Health Optimisation Protocol for Energy-efficient buildings (HOPE) study were used. Principal Component Analysis (PCA), reliability analyses, and linear regression analysis were performed. The outcome showed that perceived comfort is strongly influenced by several personal, social and building factors and that their relationships are complex. Results showed that perceived comfort is much more than the average of perceived indoor air quality, noise, lighting and thermal comfort responses. Perceived comfort is a phenomenon that deserves more research.

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2011. Vol. 46, no 1, 280-288 p.
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Office buildings, Perceived comfort, Personal, social and building factors, Comfort response, Energy-efficient buildings, Indoor air quality, Optimisations, Self-administered questionnaire, Air quality, Indoor air pollution, Regression analysis, Reliability analysis, Principal component analysis, building, indoor air, questionnaire survey, workplace
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Building Technologies
URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-31847DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2010.07.024ISI: 000282407600028ScopusID: 2-s2.0-77956229124OAI: diva2:973889
Available from: 2016-09-23 Created: 2016-09-23 Last updated: 2016-09-23Bibliographically approved

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