Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/219607
Title: A STUDY ON THE IMPACT OF AN INDIVIDUALLY-CONTROLLABLE OFFICE ENVIRONMENT ON THE IAQ SATISFACTION.
Authors: YIP LI RONG DAWN
Keywords: Building
PFM
Project and Facilities Management
Tham Kwok Wai
2018/2019 PFM
IAQ
Indoor Air Quality
Personalised Ventilation
Issue Date: 11-Jun-2019
Citation: YIP LI RONG DAWN (2019-06-11). A STUDY ON THE IMPACT OF AN INDIVIDUALLY-CONTROLLABLE OFFICE ENVIRONMENT ON THE IAQ SATISFACTION.. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: There is an increasing number of reports on offices having room temperatures which are lower than occupants’ comfort levels. The need for individual control has also been an issue because the thermal comfort and indoor air quality (IAQ) satisfaction may differ from one occupant to another. However, to increase room temperatures, certain measures are needed to maintain the IAQ and to satisfy the needs of all occupants. This study aims to understand the effect of having individually-controllable devices at workstations on the IAQ satisfaction of occupants by carrying out an experiment that includes a series of scenarios with varying conditions. Personalised ventilation (PV) and desk fans were used in the experiment. Objective measurements were carried out at intervals during each scenario to analyse mainly the carbon dioxide, VOCs and temperature of the room while subjective measurements which were also collected at the same time were to analyse mainly the subjects’ IAQ satisfaction and perceived air quality (PAQ). The results showed that air movement seem to have played a role in altering the PAQ of subjects. By using both PV and desk fans, the elevated room temperature could be compensated through the air movement provided. Furthermore, most of the scenarios had a higher temperature than 26.0°C and yet subjects were still satisfied with room temperature provided. This pushes the limits of energy savings of offices through increasing room temperatures.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/219607
Appears in Collections:Bachelor's Theses

Show full item record
Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormatAccess SettingsVersion 
Yip Li Rong Dawn 2018-2019.pdf2.17 MBAdobe PDF

RESTRICTED

NoneLog In

Page view(s)

148
checked on Sep 22, 2022

Download(s)

14
checked on Sep 22, 2022

Google ScholarTM

Check


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.