Indoor Environmental Quality and Occupant Comfort

Edited by
July 2023
454 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-8184-2 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-8185-9 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Indoor Environmental Quality and Occupant Comfort that was published in

Chemistry & Materials Science
Computer Science & Mathematics
Environmental & Earth Sciences
Physical Sciences

The experience of a good indoor environment can result in positive perceptual outcomes, which is related to the occupant’s well-being. Conversely, noise, uncomfortable temperatures and humidity, dim light, poor air quality, and pungent smells can compromise occupants’ life quality, negatively affect their place experience, or even reduce personal health. In order to ensure positive indoor environments for occupants, a perceptual quality assessment has been introduced and extensively studied in recent years. Influenced by indoor environmental quality (IEQ), it is necessary and beneficial to explore how humans perceive and what effects indoor environments.

It is necessary for designers and researchers to address these issues associated with indoor environmental quality. Therefore, this Special Issue aims to gather articles that discuss indoor environmental quality and occupant comfort. The articles in this Special Issue encompass different research categories, ranging from conceptual analyses and reviews to research papers. These studies have investigated the characterization and perception of both individual indoor environments and complex environmental interactions, along with their management and design implications. The focuses of these investigations include both theoretical aspects (such as the relationships between environmental quality and psychological or physiological reactions) and methodological aspects (such as protocols and procedures of gathering objective and subjective data).

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state arousal level; visual comfort; daylight illumination; elderly persons; reading behavior; acoustic comfort; speech transmission index; speech intelligibility; open-plan office; thermal comfort; PMV-PPD; radiant floor; cooling; office buildings; radiant floor; fan coil; cooling; energy consumption; thermal comfort; lighting design; lighting control system; visual comfort; HDRi luminance analysis; LabVIEW; energy saving; thermal environment; thermal comfort; cold regions; university classroom; heating season; color psychology; hotel indoor environment; emotion; subjective evaluation; VR experiment; rural houses; winter; ventilation; waste heat recover; air quality; nursery; classrooms; vertical temperature difference; humidity; CO2; air stuffiness index; particle matter; illumination; noise level; elderly facility; in-between area; EEG; HRV; STAI; architectural scheme design; general demand analysis; Kano model; indoor navigation; system design; sunlight patterns; aperture design; immersive virtual reality; EEG; ECG; sky type; hotel indoor environment; decoration style; text analysis; questionnaire survey; subjective evaluation; comparative study; China; blind older adults; nursing homes; acoustic environment; sound perception; aural diversity; inclusive design; COVID-19; classroom colour environment; college students’ mental health; HAD scale; daylight simulation; atrium; corelighting; heritage retrofit; historical building; indoor environmental quality; view analysis; Nordic latitude; historical residential buildings; passive cooling; thermal comfort; hotel interior spaces; high sound insulation; lightweight composite structure partition; sound transmission loss; annual daylighting performance; atrium design; parametric simulation; primary and secondary school; IEQ preferences; psychosocial preferences; twostep cluster analysis; study place; students’ profiles; daylighting performance; terrace classrooms; interior space geometry; window geometry; severe cold regions; n/a