It is widely accepted that building occupants have to be engaged as active inhabitants and are an integral part of shaping comfort and optimizing energy use in buildings. This multi-tool POE study series intends to:
— understand the satisfaction of occupants with various aspects of building indoor environment quality;
— evaluate the thermal environment quality of the buildings as perceived by the users (to verify LEED credit 7.2);
— understand how building occupants interact with various building systems and components;
— understand the causes of occupant dissatisfaction and pinpoint areas of concern that may affect comfort and productivity;
— understand how building occupants respond to or cope with the indoor environment when it is unfavorable to them;
— continue the development of a robust and easy to use toolkit for evaluating indoor environmental quality; and
— gather and analyze data to inform future decisions and ultimately improve indoor environment quality.
Hua, Y., Oswald, A., & Yang, X. (2011). Effectiveness of daylighting design and occupant visual satisfaction in a LEED Gold laboratory building, Building and Environment, Vol. 46, No.1, 54-64.