Exploring the influence of social factors on indoor environment quality
Snow, Stephen, Gough, Hannah, Chatterjee, Shre, Soska, Anna and schraefel, m.c. (2016) Exploring the influence of social factors on indoor environment quality Indoor Air, pp. 1-8.
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This paper assesses the effect that the social structure of an office may have on an individual's behaviour with regards to their thermal comfort and indoor environment quality (IEQ). Combining the methodologies of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and social sciences with indoor air research, semi-structured interviews were undertaken with 23 people from 12 naturally ventilated offices. Discussions focused on social order of their office, the way IEQ was managed in their building and to what extent poor IEQ impacted their work. The findings from this paper suggest that social norms, human interactions and a degree of separation between occupant and building control can complicate otherwise rational actions towards improving IEQ or personal thermal comfort. Some implications for indoor air research are provided, including the importance of considering these social factors and the potential for further collaborations with HCI and the social sciences.
|Keywords:||social, human, thermal comfort, indoor air quality, qualitative, interactions|
|Organisations:||Agents, Interactions & Complexity|
|Date Deposited:||21 Mar 2016 16:40|
|Last Modified:||22 Feb 2017 06:14|
ReFresh: Remodeling Building Design Sustainability from a Human Centered Approach
Funded by: EPSRC (EP/K021907/1)
Led by: m.c. schraefel
28 August 2013 to 27 August 2018
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