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A climatic envelope extension of an office building - perception and reality of the change in environmental conditions

Jentsch, M.F., James, P.A.B. and Bahaj, A.S. (2006) A climatic envelope extension of an office building - perception and reality of the change in environmental conditions At Proceedings CIBSE National Conference. 21 - 22 Mar 2006.

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Abstract

Building refurbishment is a key issue to improve energy performance and comfort levels for the building users. However, changes to an existing building envelope or a narrow energy focussed refurbishment to modern standards can result in a compromised working environment. This paper describes the extension of an administration building at Southampton University through the addition of a new building linked at several levels to the old building through an atrium. Measured aspects of visual and thermal comfort are related to occupant perception and behaviour. The study shows that changes to the building envelope can have a disproportionate impact on the perceived comfort of the working environment in an existing office space. Measures to address this problem are discussed, for example more appropriate relocation of staff and management of expectations concerning the change in performance of the building.

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Published date: 2006
Venue - Dates: Proceedings CIBSE National Conference, 2006-03-21 - 2006-03-22

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Local EPrints ID: 53530
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/53530
PURE UUID: e1e717aa-49ac-4c87-8a89-4ca685cc09f5
ORCID for A.S. Bahaj: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0043-6045

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Date deposited: 29 Jul 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:37

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