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Article: Subjective and objective evaluation of the thermal environment in a three-star green office building in China

TitleSubjective and objective evaluation of the thermal environment in a three-star green office building in China
Authors
KeywordsAir-conditioning
Green building
Natural ventilation
Post-occupancy study
Thermal environment
Issue Date2012
PublisherSage Publications Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://ibe.sagepub.com
Citation
Indoor and Built Environment, 2012, v. 21 n. 3, p. 412-422 How to Cite?
AbstractA post-occupancy study was carried out to investigate the thermal environment in a high-standard office building certified by China Three-star Green Building Label. The study included a subjective evaluation of the indoor environment quality and work performance. A total of 182 office workers responded to the questionnaire survey based on the Building Use Studies (BUS) Occupant Survey and Reporting Method. Objective measurements of the thermal environment (temperature and relative humidity) under mechanically and naturally ventilated conditions were also carried out in the building. Although the thermal environment satisfied the majority of respondents, 12% and 20% reported dissatisfaction with summer and winter temperatures, respectively. The complaint on summer temperature was mainly from those working close to the chilled air outlets of the air-conditioners. The perception of cold winter temperatures revealed the potential shortcomings of sustainable building design in humid subtropical climates, where natural ventilation and passive cooling would predominate in the sustainable design while cold air in winter would tend to be neglected. The purpose of this study was to investigate the reasons why green buildings succeeded or failed to meet occupants' perception and this could have an implication in the design decisions for green building practice. © The Author(s), 2011.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/138864
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 0.943
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.522
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dc.contributor.authorGou, Zen_US
dc.contributor.authorLau, SSYen_US
dc.contributor.authorChen, FNen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-23T05:41:18Z-
dc.date.available2011-09-23T05:41:18Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationIndoor and Built Environment, 2012, v. 21 n. 3, p. 412-422en_US
dc.identifier.issn1420-326X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/138864-
dc.description.abstractA post-occupancy study was carried out to investigate the thermal environment in a high-standard office building certified by China Three-star Green Building Label. The study included a subjective evaluation of the indoor environment quality and work performance. A total of 182 office workers responded to the questionnaire survey based on the Building Use Studies (BUS) Occupant Survey and Reporting Method. Objective measurements of the thermal environment (temperature and relative humidity) under mechanically and naturally ventilated conditions were also carried out in the building. Although the thermal environment satisfied the majority of respondents, 12% and 20% reported dissatisfaction with summer and winter temperatures, respectively. The complaint on summer temperature was mainly from those working close to the chilled air outlets of the air-conditioners. The perception of cold winter temperatures revealed the potential shortcomings of sustainable building design in humid subtropical climates, where natural ventilation and passive cooling would predominate in the sustainable design while cold air in winter would tend to be neglected. The purpose of this study was to investigate the reasons why green buildings succeeded or failed to meet occupants' perception and this could have an implication in the design decisions for green building practice. © The Author(s), 2011.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSage Publications Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://ibe.sagepub.com-
dc.relation.ispartofIndoor and Built Environmenten_US
dc.rightsIndoor and Built Environment. Copyright © Sage Publications Ltd..-
dc.subjectAir-conditioning-
dc.subjectGreen building-
dc.subjectNatural ventilation-
dc.subjectPost-occupancy study-
dc.subjectThermal environment-
dc.titleSubjective and objective evaluation of the thermal environment in a three-star green office building in Chinaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailLau, SSY: ssylau@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1420326X11419311-
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dc.identifier.volume21-
dc.identifier.issue3-
dc.identifier.spage412-
dc.identifier.epage422-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000304699000007-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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