An evaluation model for indoor environmental quality (IEQ) acceptance in residential buildings

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)930-936
Journal / PublicationEnergy and Buildings
Volume41
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2009

Abstract

The indoor environmental quality (IEQ) in residential buildings is examined from the prospect of an occupant's acceptance in four aspects: thermal comfort, indoor air quality, noise level and illumination level. Based on the evaluations by 125 occupants living in 32 typical residential apartments in Hong Kong, this study proposes empirical expressions to approximate the overall IEQ acceptance with respect to four contributors, namely operative temperature, carbon dioxide concentration, equivalent noise level and illumination level, via a multivariate logistic regression model. A range of IEQ acceptances for regular residential conditions is determined and the dependence of the predicted overall IEQ acceptance on the variations of the contributors is discussed. The proposed overall IEQ acceptance can be used as a quantitative assessment criterion for similar residential environments where an occupant's evaluation is expected. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • Aural comfort, Indoor air quality, Residential buildings, Thermal comfort, Visual comfort

Citation Format(s)

An evaluation model for indoor environmental quality (IEQ) acceptance in residential buildings. / Lai, A. C K; Mui, K. W.; Wong, L. T. et al.
In: Energy and Buildings, Vol. 41, No. 9, 09.2009, p. 930-936.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review