Subjective assessment of indoor air quality in office buildings

(1993) Subjective assessment of indoor air quality in office buildings. Masters thesis, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.


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Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in modern buildings has become a major concern for building designers, owners, and managers due to its adverse effect on occupants' health and productivity. This thesis discusses the Indoor Air Quality problems in Saudi office buildings. To identify these prolems a sample survey of thirty buildings was undertaken. The survey includes two main parts: Occupant's survey and Building survey. The first is for indentifying the IAQ problems related to the occupants. The second is for identifying the IAQ problems related to building systems. Thirty buildings in the Eastern Province, were surveyed. 846 occupants' questionnaires and 30 buildings' questionnaires were collected. Both of these surveys were analyzed by a statistical computer program called SPSS. It has been revealed by this survey, that some buildings have a low Indoor Air Quality, which has a negative effect on occupants health and productivity. Also it was found that the building envelop, the HVAC system, and the type of air handling system in the building could have a leading roll in reducing the IAQ.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: Architectural
Department: College of Design and Built Environment > Architectural Engineering and Construction Management
Committee Advisor: Al-Hammad, Abdul Mohsin A.
Committee Members: Harkness, E. L. and Abdulrahman, Mohammad and Saeed, Sayed Ahmed
Depositing User: Mr. Admin Admin
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2008 14:00
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2024 11:21