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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2021: 17th Conference of IBPSA


Indoor environmental quality survey in Research Facility: a Floor-By-Floor Analysis

Jong-Won Lee, Deuk-Woo Kim, Seung-Eon Lee
Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology, Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

Abstract: Although the Indoor environmental quality (IEQ) has significant impacts on research efficiency and work productivity in a research office, there are very few studies involving researchers in a research facility. A specific drill down analysis, such as a floor-by-floor examination, would yield further insights into the IEQ. This study used the occupant IEQ surveying approach with building-by-building and floor-by-floor analysis on research buildings in Korea using the established Korea Building Occupant Survey System (K-BOSS) system. The main aim of the study was to obtain insights on the process and measures in IEQ evaluation analysis in order to upgrade the K-BOSS system. The system was used in three KICT buildings to investigate the IEQ satisfaction of the occupants in the research facility. The response results were analyzed through a drill-down approach and 3D visualization on the indoor map. The results showed that the occupant satisfaction score for question G1 (overall personal workspace) for buildings A, B, and C were above average; corresponding scores for question G2 (overall building satisfaction) were also above average. However, noise-related questions (F1 and F2) yielded the lowest satisfaction scores in building A, specifically for occupants of the 1st and 4th floors. Analysis of the reasons for the low scores suggests improving the sound absorption performance of the cubicles and telephone etiquette campaign on the 4th floor.
Keywords: Indoor environmental quality (IEQ), Occupant satisfaction, Web-based Survey System, Research facility, Floor-by-floor analysis
Pages: 2606 - 2607