THERMAL SCIENCE

International Scientific Journal

ANALYSIS OF ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS AFFECTING COMFORT IN COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS

ABSTRACT
Environmental aspects are of high priority for the identification and evaluation of the parameters that affect the design and construction of buildings. Their improvement in case of the existing European building stock while considering and maintaining the occupants’ comfort sensation in high levels, is imperative for creating an environmental friendly building. The combination of those aspects can upgrade the indoor conditions leading to the creation of an appealing workspace where the well fair of the occupants is established. In this line of approach, an integrated evaluation of the indoor environmental parameters was conducted in office buildings, located in Thessaloniki, Greece, based on the occupants’ comfort sensation. Main goal of the study is the determination of the existing correlations between the perceived comfort sensation and a variety of environmental parameters considered in building rating certification schemes. Those correlations can outline the weight of every aspect based on the occupants' view and also help the policy makers to accomplish the vision of an environmental sustainable, not only concerning the energy consumption but also the occupants, building.
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PAPER SUBMITTED: 2017-09-21
PAPER REVISED: 2017-10-30
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2017-11-21
PUBLISHED ONLINE: 2018-02-18
DOI REFERENCE: https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI170921016A
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THERMAL SCIENCE YEAR 2018, VOLUME 22, ISSUE Supplement 3, PAGES [S819 - S830]
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