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2018 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild co-organized by ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA


The Development of an Indoor Environmental Monitoring Framework for Post-Occupancy Evaluation Using Real-Time Web-Tools

Nada Tarkhan
Arup, Boston, MA

Abstract: The Arup Boston Office has recently relocated to a new space in which it has reinforced workplace wellness and has been awarded both WELL and Fitwel certifications. In order to evaluate the impact of wellness strategies implemented, a Post-Occupancy Evaluation (POE) was conducted that utilized an in-house designed sensor kit that records environmental parameters including dry bulb temperature (C), relative humidity (%), horizontal illumination level (lux), carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration (ppm), particulate matter (PM 1, 2.5,10) and VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds). This research highlights an emerging POE framework that draws on both quantitative (sensor readings) and qualitative (occupant surveys) data sources while utilizing a real-time web dashboard that displays sensor readings internally to the Arup network. The novelty of this research lies in streamlining data access and analysis for ease of replicability while gaining insight into best practices for POE.
Pages: 213 - 220