Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorOnyeizu, ENen_US
dc.contributor.authorByrd, Hen_US
dc.date.available2013-11-20en_US
dc.date.issued2013-11-20en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe 38th Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference (AUBEA), 2013en_US
dc.description.abstractExtensive research that observed a positive relationship between occupant productivity and indoor environment quality (IEQ) in offices emerged in the early 2000s. Since then, it has successfully suggested that as a result of a causal link, the productivity of occupants is determined by the IEQ of an office building mainly Lighting and Temperature. Productivity is thus, the market technique that has accelerated the adoption of green rating tools as a result of it’s commercial value -the extra investment required to construct a ‘Green’ physical office building not only helped the environment but the investment is also recovered by increasing the productivity of its occupants. Through an extensive review of relevant literature, this paper illustrates the gap in research of the measurement of office occupant productivity. It presents the limitations of indicators used in measuring the relationship between IEQ and Productivity in the workplace. It concludes that while IEQ might have a relationship with comfort/satisfaction; there is no substantial evidence in research to state that this relationshipexists with productivity. As such, the use of this claim in promoting green buildings is unsubstantiated. This study is part of an on-going doctoral research in New Zealand, that explores deeper the relationship between occupant productivity and Green office buildings.en_US
dc.relation.urihttps://www.library.auckland.ac.nz/external/finalproceeding/Files/Papers/46530final00145.pdfen_US
dc.sourceThe 38th Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference (AUBEA)en_US
dc.subjectIndoor Environment Qualityen_US
dc.subjectProductivityen_US
dc.subjectOccupanten_US
dc.subjectWorkspaceen_US
dc.titleIndoor Environment Quality and Productivity: Fable or Fact? A review of past studiesen_US
dc.typeConference Paper
dc.date.finish-date2013-11-22en_US
dc.date.start-date2013-11-20en_US
dc.description.confidentialfalseen_US
dc.identifier.elements-id282945
dc.relation.isPartOfThe 38th Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference (AUBEA)en_US
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University/College of Sciences
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University/College of Sciences/School of Built Environment
dc.identifier.harvestedMassey_Dark
pubs.notesNot knownen_US


Files in this item

FilesSizeFormatView

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record