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Proceedings of BauSim Conference 2010: 3rd Conference of IBPSA-Germany and Austria


Möglichkeiten und Grenzen bei der Modellierung von Einflussfaktoren auf die menschliche Leistungsfähigkeit

Susanne Urlaub, Runa Hellwig, Christoph van Treeck, Klaus Sedlbauer

Abstract: Increasing globalization and the necessity to reduce costs means a problem for many companies. To act competetively on an global market, the workers should be able to perform their jobs at their best and on the other hand they should produce as little costs as possible. Furthermore, an increasing amount of work will be shifted in offices in the next years. For this reason, this paper concerns the factors that affect the performance of office workers.The focus is on the part of the indoor climate as it is seen very different in the literature. In addition to a definition of performance and productivity and an overview about some possible influences, an important question is how performance could be measured adequately. An analysis of the literature has shown that the results are contradictory. The relationship between temperature and work performance is apparently not trivial, furthermore, it is supposed that the indoor climate is not the only factor that affects the work performance. In fact, there are probably multiple connections between other physical parameters like acoustics or lighting and as well with psychosocial factors and the interior design.
Pages: 324 - 330