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Perceived Acoustic Quality and Effect on Occupants’ Satisfaction in Green and Conventional Residential Buildings

Department of Real Estate and Construction Management, School of Architecture and the Built Environment, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Teknikringen 10B, 114 28 Stockholm, Sweden
Buildings 2019, 9(1), 24; https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings9010024
Received: 26 December 2018 / Revised: 9 January 2019 / Accepted: 11 January 2019 / Published: 18 January 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Noise Control in Buildings)
The study presented in this paper focuses on the subjective opinions of occupants of multistory residential buildings by examining the relationship between occupants’ satisfaction and indoor environment quality, and analysing the effect the problems experienced with noise level may have on general satisfaction and the perceived acoustic quality. The analysis is based on data collected through surveys addressed to adults living in green and conventional buildings. The results show that occupants are very satisfied with their apartments, and subjectively rated acoustic quality received very high scores. The responses indicate that noise from neighbours has been experienced relatively seldom by occupants; however, the analysis shows that it is the factor that has the strongest effect on satisfaction with acoustic quality. We have found that the environmental profile of a building has a significant effect on general satisfaction expressed by occupants; however, this effect has not been confirmed for acoustic quality. View Full-Text
Keywords: green building; acoustic comfort; noise; occupant satisfaction; IEQ green building; acoustic comfort; noise; occupant satisfaction; IEQ
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Zalejska-Jonsson, A. Perceived Acoustic Quality and Effect on Occupants’ Satisfaction in Green and Conventional Residential Buildings. Buildings 2019, 9, 24. https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings9010024

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Zalejska-Jonsson A. Perceived Acoustic Quality and Effect on Occupants’ Satisfaction in Green and Conventional Residential Buildings. Buildings. 2019; 9(1):24. https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings9010024

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Zalejska-Jonsson, Agnieszka. 2019. "Perceived Acoustic Quality and Effect on Occupants’ Satisfaction in Green and Conventional Residential Buildings" Buildings 9, no. 1: 24. https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings9010024

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