User perspectives on outdoor noise in buildings with operable windows

John Goins, Chungyoon Chun, Hui Zhang

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Abstract

Recent research suggests that buildings with operable windows in general, and mixed-mode (MM) buildings in particular can provide improved thermal comfort and control opportunities for users. Yet, there have been concerns about outdoor noise sources like traffic or construction noise when windows are opened. Concerns like these may hinder the installation of operable windows in buildings. This paper examines 23,000 office building occupants' perspectives on noise from both sealed and naturally ventilated/MM buildings. Results suggest that occupants near operable windows are more satisfied than those near sealed windows or those far from either window type. Among occupants dissatisfied with noise, complaints about indoor noise sources -like people talking- are about 10 times more prevalent than outdoor noise complaints.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
Event7th Windsor Conference: The Changing Context of Comfort in an Unpredictable World 2012 - Windsor, United Kingdom
Duration: 2012 Apr 122012 Apr 15

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Other7th Windsor Conference: The Changing Context of Comfort in an Unpredictable World 2012
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityWindsor
Period12/4/1212/4/15

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Goins, J., Chun, C., & Zhang, H. (2012). User perspectives on outdoor noise in buildings with operable windows. Paper presented at 7th Windsor Conference: The Changing Context of Comfort in an Unpredictable World 2012, Windsor, United Kingdom.
Goins, John ; Chun, Chungyoon ; Zhang, Hui. / User perspectives on outdoor noise in buildings with operable windows. Paper presented at 7th Windsor Conference: The Changing Context of Comfort in an Unpredictable World 2012, Windsor, United Kingdom.
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Goins, J, Chun, C & Zhang, H 2012, 'User perspectives on outdoor noise in buildings with operable windows' Paper presented at 7th Windsor Conference: The Changing Context of Comfort in an Unpredictable World 2012, Windsor, United Kingdom, 12/4/12 - 12/4/15, .

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