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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|State||Published - Nov 1 2015|
|Event||6th International Building Physics Conference, IBPC 2015 - Torino, Italy|
Duration: Jun 14 2015 → Jun 17 2015
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