Relation between occupant satisfaction with indoor environmental quality and building characteristics, workspace, and personal factors

Yoon Wha Yom, Chungyoon Chun, Edward Arens, John Goins, Hui Zhang

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Abstract

The objective of this study is to investigate the integrated and also individual relation between occupant satisfaction with IEQ factors and building characteristics, workspace and personal factors. As a result of Structural Equation Method analysis, 'distance from window' was relatively strong effective factor on all occupant satisfaction with IEQ. 'Gender' factor is relatively most effective on satisfaction with thermal environment and IAQ and, on the contrary, 'office type' is relatively effective factor on satisfaction with acoustic and lighting environment. As the number of occupant is more, as the glazing type is operable, and as the seat of occupant is nearer the window, satisfaction with all IEQ factors was higher. 'Distance from window' and 'glazing type' showed interaction effect on satisfaction with IEQ, which represents that occupants near operable windows are more satisfied. 'Gross square feet per floor' had negative effect on satisfaction with IEQ.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012
Pages725-730
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
Event10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012 - Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Duration: 2012 Jul 82012 Jul 12

Publication series

Name10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012
Volume1

Other

Other10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane, QLD
Period12/7/812/7/12

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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Yom, Y. W., Chun, C., Arens, E., Goins, J., & Zhang, H. (2012). Relation between occupant satisfaction with indoor environmental quality and building characteristics, workspace, and personal factors. In 10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012 (pp. 725-730). (10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012; Vol. 1).