The OFFICAIR project aimed to describe comfort and indoor air quality in new and retrofitted office buildings in Europe. This article reports the perceived comfort and health, as well as their relations with building characteristics, in the 21 participating office buildings in France. Occupant perception and personal information were collected through an online questionnaire. In parallel, a building audit was performed to describe each building. The survey took place between January and April 2012 over two weeks in each building. Among the 1,190 respondents, 54% were dissatisfied with the noise from the other occupants, 48% with dry air, and 46% with stuffy air. The most common health symptoms attributed to the building were headaches (31% of the respondents), dry eyes (27%), irritated eyes (21%) and a dry or sore throat (21%). No difference was observed between the French buildings and the European sample (167 buildings, 7,441 respondents). The perceived indoor environment and related health symptoms seemed similar to those reported in past studies. The multilevel linear regressions highlight the major influence of the individual parameters on both indoor air quality and comfort perception, as well as on PSI-5 (number of building-related symptoms across five symptoms defining the sick building syndrome). Occupants who could control their indoor environment had better perceptions. Similarly, an efficient procedure for managing building-related complaints was associated with better perceptions of indoor air quality and comfort and with fewer building-related health effect.
Perception de la qualité de l’air intérieur, du confort et de la santé dans les espaces de bureaux, et relations avec les caractéristiques techniques des bâtiments / C. Mandin, A. Boerstra, E. Le Ponner, C. Roda, S. Fossati, P. Carrer. - In: ENVIRONNEMENT RISQUES & SANTÉ. - ISSN 1635-0421. - 16:6(2017), pp. 553-564.
|Titolo:||Perception de la qualité de l’air intérieur, du confort et de la santé dans les espaces de bureaux, et relations avec les caractéristiques techniques des bâtiments|
|Parole Chiave:||Building related symptoms; Indoor environment quality; Perception; Sick building syndrome|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/44 - Medicina del Lavoro|
|Progetto:||On the reduction of health effects frm combned exposure to indoor air pollutants in modern offices|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1684/ers.2017.1095|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|