Impact of control availability on perceived comfort

Hongshan Guo, Forrest Meggers

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Open plan offices are known for improving the interaction among occupants while risking their comfort. Traditionally considered to be caused by deprivation of privacy and safety, the discomfort is also recently attributed to occupants' lost of control availability. According to some studies, improving perceived control could improve perceived comfort. However, few studies investigated the correlation with variations of control availability. An investigation is therefore presented in this paper that examines the impact of different levels of control availabilities' on perceived thermal comfort, for which a potential gap of thermal neutrality was identified as the availability of control increased.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1671-1677
Number of pages7
JournalEnergy Procedia
StatePublished - Nov 1 2015
Event6th International Building Physics Conference, IBPC 2015 - Torino, Italy
Duration: Jun 14 2015Jun 17 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Energy


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