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dc.contributor.authorRasheed, Een_US
dc.contributor.authorKhoshbakht, Men_US
dc.contributor.authorBaird, Gen_US
dc.date.available2019-03-25en_US
dc.date.issued2019-03-25en_US
dc.identifier73en_US
dc.identifier.citationBuildings, 2019, 9 (3)en_US
dc.identifier.issn0007-3725en_US
dc.description.abstractPurpose—The purpose of this article is to present evidence of occupants’ perception of their work environment in five different office types (Solo, Duo, 2–4, 5–8 and 8Plus offices). The study examined the influence of the number of office occupants on individual perception of indoor environment quality (IEQ) in office environments. Design/methodology/approach—A dataset of 5000 respondents in 67 commercial and institutional office buildings was analysed using IBM SPSS v23. The dataset contained user response on the BUS Methodology questionnaire that is designed to retrieve occupants’ perception of their work environments. Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and multiple regression analysis were conducted to calculate the impact of the office environment on occupants’ perception of comfort and productivity. Findings - This study showed that occupants in Solo and Duo offices perceived higher satisfaction with their environment (except for temperature in summer), better health and productivity; and more control over the office environment than those in 5–8 and 8Plus offices. Occupants in 8Plus offices were most satisfied with the temperature in summer. It was also noted that the IEQ factors that predicted comfort were observed to not predict productivity. Noise was the only IEQ factor that had predictive power for both comfort and productivity in all the office spaces. Originality/value—This article provides intriguing findings on occupants’ perception of various types of office environment that contributes significantly to the debate on open-plan versus cellular office environments.en_US
dc.publisherStamats Communications, Inc.en_US
dc.rightsThis is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).en_US
dc.subjectperceived comfort; ieq variables; office environments; perceived productivity; personal controlen_US
dc.titleDoes the Number of Occupants in an Office Influence Individual Perceptions of Comfort and Productivity?-New Evidence from 5000 Office Workersen_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.citation.volume9en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/buildings9030073en_US
dc.description.confidentialfalseen_US
dc.identifier.elements-id422302
dc.relation.isPartOfBuildingsen_US
dc.citation.issue3en_US
dc.identifier.eissn2075-5309en_US
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University/College of Sciences
dc.identifier.harvestedMassey_Dark
pubs.notesNot knownen_US


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