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Proceedings of BSO Conference 2018: Fourth Conference of IBPSA-England


Indoor Environment Quality Within The Rose Bowl, Leeds Beckett University

Paul Ajiboye, Vyt Garnys, Glyn Cash

Abstract: This paper examines whether a building designed to BREEAM Excellent standard and therefore good green credentials, performs well for staff and students that use it. An Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ) assessment has taken place in the iconic Rose Bowl building within Leeds Beckett University campus. The IEQ assessment has been performed according to the National Australian Built Environment Rating Scheme (NABERS) protocol. Physical measurements of specific health and comfort parameters were measured in offices, classrooms and a lecture theatre. An occupant satisfaction survey was performed involving in excess of 40% of the Rose Bowl building users. Results from this study confirm that green buildings are not necessarily healthy and comfortable ones, although simple management measures can quickly resolve issues. The results pose the question as to whether simulation models pay adequate attention to how buildings will be experienced by people within them.
Pages: 140 - 145