IEQ and Occupant Perception & Control

Tuesday 25 June, 2013

CETEC recommends this US article published online by GreenSource.   It discusses new HVAC or BMS technology that lets occupants work with building systems rather than against them, to improve their comfort while reducing energy costs.  As highlighted in the article "The idea that optimizing occupant comfort could boost energy performance is a paradigm shift for many building designers and operators"

The article also discusses the post-occupancy surveys designed and managed by the Center for the Built Environment (CBE) of the University of California, Berkeley.  CETEC has been using these surveys for our clients for more than five years and we strongly recommend the value of the CBE occupant surveys to firstly measure occupant satisfaction, identify problem elements in the indoor environment and then optimizing occupant comfort.  

Link to the full article.   We welcome your feedback.