Environmental Satisfaction in Open-Plan Environments: 4. Relationships Between Physical Variables

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/20378574
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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleResearch Report, NRC Institute for Research in Construction; Volume 153
Physical description36 p.
SubjectOffice/Workstation design; Open-plan offices [cubicles]; Lighting; Office acoustics
AbstractAs part of a larger project concerning the design and operation of open plan offices, a field study was conducted to determine the effects of open-plan office design on the indoor environment and on occupant satisfaction with that environment. Measurements were made in nine buildings in six cities; six buildings were in Canada, and three in the US; three were federal buildings, two were provincial buildings, and four were private-sector (high-tech) buildings. A total of 779 employees and their workstations were included in the data set. During a workstation visit, research staff conducted detailed measurements of ventilation, temperature, noise, lighting, and descriptive characteristics of the workstation during a 10-minute period. At the same time, the occupant completed a 27-item questionnaire on a handheld computer concerning their satisfaction with the workplace. The satisfaction data are analysed in other project reports, this report is concerned only with relationships between the physical variables.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number15950
NPARC number20378574
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Record created2012-07-24
Record modified2016-10-03
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