Experimental Investigation of Ventilation Performance in a Mock-Up Open-Plan Office

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/20377853
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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleResearch Report, NRC Institute for Research in Construction; Volume 177
Physical description45 p.
SubjectOffice/Workstation design; Open-plan offices [cubicles]; Ventilation
AbstractThe COPE study was designed to investigate the effect of open-plan office design on the indoor environment, and on the occupant satisfaction with that environment. One task of this study is to examine the effect of office design on indoor air quality, ventilation and thermal comfort conditions. As the air diffuser layout is rarely changed, some changes in office design, such as the size and number of workstations and the partition height, may have adverse effects on indoor air quality and ventilation. It is therefore necessary to determine the effects of such design options on the ventilation performance and the indoor air quality conditions within and around individual workstations of open-plan offices.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number16736
NPARC number20377853
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Record created2012-07-24
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