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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2009: 11th Conference of IBPSA

     

PRODUCTIVITY AND SICK LEAVE INTEGRATED INTO BUILDING PERFORMANCE SIMULATION

Wim Plokker, Aad Wijsman

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26868/25222708.2009.1135-1142
Abstract: Indoor climate has a distinct influence on productivity and sick leave of employees. Rehva guidebook 6 “Indoor Climate and Productivity in Offices” (ISSO/Rehva, 2006) shows these effects. Relations from this guidebook are integrated into the post-processing module of the Dutch Building Performance Simulation program VA114. Through this integration, effects of indoor climate measures are quantified, not only as change in comfort but also as change in productivity and as change in sick leave. The change in productivity and change in sick leave are than again translated into costs In this paper details about this integration are given. The main goal of this paper is to show the possibilities of this integration, not the derivation of guidelines.
Pages: 1135 - 1142
Paper:
bs2009_1135_1142