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2 Article indoor environment, productivity The impact of the building indoor environment on occupant productivity - Part 1: Recent studies, measures, and costs Lorsch H, Abdou O ASHRAE Transactions, v.100, pt.2, p.741-749 1994 Y   productivity, building costs, productivity measurement It describes three recent large studies of office-worker productivity, discusses productivity measurements, and relates productivity to building costs. Determining a quantitative relationship between environment and productivity proved to be highly contro
3 Article indoor environment, productivity A human factors approach to performance and productivity Rohles F ASHRAE Transactions, v.100, pt.2, p.735-740 1994 Y   building performance, productivity, human factors A theoretical and untested model for describing performance and productivity is presented in which performance (P) is equal to the product of an individual‘s ability (A) and his or motivation or drive (D), plus an operational factor (O) that consists of f
4 Article Lighting, productivity Widening the benefits of lighting controls. Johnson E Energy in Buildings and Industry, v.14 no.6, p.12-13 Jun-95 Y   productivity, lighting controls, energy consuption Expresses the view that the benefits of controls must be considered on a far wider basis than simple pay back calculations. There are a dozen reasons for using lighting controls: reduced time from concept to completion; design flexibility; flexibility in
5 Article IAQ, productivity Report claims major productivity gains from IAQ improvements. National Energy Management Institute (NEMI) Indoor Air Quality Update, v.7 no.5, p.1-3 1994 Y   IAQ, productivity Summarises the findings of a comprehensive study commissioned by the National Energy Management Institute (NEMI), which concludes that improving indoor air quality in all US non-industrial commercial buildings could result in an annual productivity gain o
7 Article productivy Designing for productivity RAYMOND S Architects' Journal, v.209 no.15, p.43 15-Apr-99 Y   design, productivity How is it possible to prove that good design can improve business productivity? A recent debate addressed the issue. (Author abstract)
8 Article IAQ, productivity Value of indoor air quality to productivity FLATHEIM G CIB World Building Congress, Gavle 7-12 June, 1998 Y   IAQ, productivity Indoor Environment and Sustainable Development - Are They Compatible?, Construction and the Environment CIB World Building Congress
9 Article IAQ, productivity Personal control systems still bring productivity gains.   IEQ Strategies, v.10 no.4, p.10-12 1997 Y   IAQ, productivity, workstation, personal control Two of the recurring themes in indoor environmental complaints centre on thermal comfort - trying to satisfy the different needs of occupants - and the idea of personal control. Johnson Controls, which introduced its Personal Environments system nearly fi
12 Article productivity Productivity in the United States: A question of capacity or motivation? GOLDMAN R ASHRAE Transactions, v.100 pt.2, p.922-933 1994 Y   climate control, productivity, occupant's confort ASHRAE in the 1970s, supported a series of studies on the effects of climate control on productivity in a variety of settings. The results suggest little relation between improved comfort and increased productivity. Studies of productivity within a milita
14 Article temperature, productivity The impact of the building indoor environment on occupant productivity - Part 2: Effects of temperature LORSCH H, ABDOU O ASHRAE Transactions, v.100 pt.2, p.895-901 1994 Y   IAQ, working condition, productivity There is general agreement that improved working conditions in the office environment tend to increase productivity. When temperatures climbed to uncomfortable levels, output was reduced. On the other hand, output improved in many industrial operations an
15 Article confort and productivity Environmental comfort and productivity. JACKMAN P Engineering Services Management, v.5 no.4, p.1-3 1991 Y   building performance, productivity, confort Shows how the thermal environment, lighting, noise and air quality have an effect on our comfort. Discusses the link between comfort in the workplace and productivity, safety and quality. Also shows how by good design and operation of buildings it is pos
16 Article indoor environment, productivity Estimates of improved productivity and health from better indoor environments FISK W J, ROSENFELD A H Indoor Air, vol.7 no.3, p.158-172   N   indoor environment. Health, productivity The existing literature contains strong evidence thaT characteristics of buildings and indoor environments significantly influence rates of respiratory disease, allergy and asthma symptoms, sick building symptoms, and worker performance. Theoretical cons
20 Article environmental confort Environmental comfort and productivity. JACKMAN P Engineering Services Management, v.5 no.4, p.1-3 1991 N   confort, workplace, productivity, good design Shows how the thermal environment, lighting, noise and air quality have an effect on our comfort. Discusses the link between comfort in the workplace and productivity, safety and quality. Also shows how by good design and operation of buildings it is poss
21 Article strategic issue in briefing, design, and operation Future buildings and their services. Strategic considerations for designers and clients BORDASS W, LEAMAN A Building Research and Information, v.25 no.4, p.190-195 1997 N   strategic issue, design, optimum performance, minimising risk The authors explore strategic issues in briefing, design and operation of buildings and their services. Feedback from post-occupancy surveys suggests a need for better integration, less complication, and robust rather than optimum performance, with a conc
26 Article productivity Further findings from the Office Environment Survey: Productivity RAW G J, ROYS M S, LEAMAN A. Building Research Establishment (BRE) Proceedings of Indoor Air '90, Toronto, v.1, p231-236 July 1990, N   productivity, phisical condition, working environment This paper presents further analysis of data obtained in the "Office Environment Survey". Productivity was measured by workers’ ratings of the extent to which physical conditions in the working environment affected their productivity. Productivity was sig
29 Article sustainability towards a general theory of the human factors of sustainability Judith Heerwagen Paper delivered at the AIA-USGBC Conference on "Mainstreaming Green" Chattanooga, TN October 15-17, 1999 Y   sustainability, human factor, Because organizations invest far more money in people than in facilities, they should have a vested interest in creating buildings that keep people productive and healthy. Accordingly, investments in sustainable design will pay off in the long run due to
33 Article productivity Productivity in buildings: the 'killer' variables. LEAMAN A, BORDASS W Building Research and Information, v.27 no.1, p.4-19 1999 Y   productivity, IAQ, design, health, control, usability, manageability Losses or gains of up to 15% of turnover in a typical office organisation might be attributable to the design, management and use of the indoor environment. There is growing evidence to show that associations between perceived productivity and clusters of
39 Article productivity Further findings from the Office Environment Survey: Productivity RAW G J, ROYS M S, LEAMAN A. Building Research Establishment (BRE) Proceedings of Indoor Air '90, Toronto, v.1, p231-236 Jul-90 N   productivity, working environment, building favtors. This paper presents further analysis of data obtained in the "Office Environment Survey". Productivity was measured by workers’ ratings of the extent to which physical conditions in the working environment affected their productivity. Productivity was sig
40 Article productivity comfort and joy A. Leaman Building Services journal Jun-99 Y   productivity, comfort, human factors. The PROBE studies offer a tantalising association between comfort and productivity. We know the two are inextricably linked, but are the primary drivers? (from Author abstract)
41 Article productivity How best practice can improve productivity: the relationship between energy efficiency and staff productivity N A Oseland, A Williams BRE, Garston, Watford septembe,1997 Y   productivity, energy efficiency, comfort, good design, manageability This first paper presents definitions of productivity and energy efficiency highlighting that energy efficiency implies meeting occupant requirements for comfort and productivity as well as reducing energy consuption. Energy efficiency are actually direct
42 Article long term costs The long term costs of owning and using buildings R Evans, N.Haste, A.Jones, R.Haryott The Royal Academy of Engineering november, 1998 Y   life cycle, productivity, design, efficiency. The objective of this paper is to highlight the main issues that arise so that in the medium term improved systems and methodologies can be developed in order that better and more objective decisions can be made at all stages throughout the life cycle of

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