Effect of indoor environmental quality on performance and satisfaction in call-center

Eriko Hantani, Toshiharu Ikaga, Shuzo Murakami, Ken Ichi Kameda

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Abstract

It has been observed that the indoor air quality of an office affects the productivity of its workers. Therefore, appropriate ventilation is essential to prevent the indoor air quality from deteriorating and to improve the productivity of the employees. It is also crucial to properly maintain the HVAC system in order to prevent it from an outbreak of microorganisms. In this paper, we conducted a field experiment in order to examine the effect of two different methods of maintaining the HVAC (cleaning the HVAC coil and increasing the outdoor-air supply rate) on the indoor air quality and on the workers' productivity. Our study confirmed that an adapted maintenance of the HVAC improved the indoor air quality, workers' satisfaction with the air environment, and their performance.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Event9th International Healthy Buildings Conference and Exhibition, HB 2009 - Syracuse, NY, United States
Duration: 2009 Sep 132009 Sep 17

Other

Other9th International Healthy Buildings Conference and Exhibition, HB 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySyracuse, NY
Period09/9/1309/9/17

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Keywords

  • Field survey
  • HVAC
  • Indoor environmental quality
  • Maintenance
  • Productivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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Hantani, E., Ikaga, T., Murakami, S., & Kameda, K. I. (2009). Effect of indoor environmental quality on performance and satisfaction in call-center. Paper presented at 9th International Healthy Buildings Conference and Exhibition, HB 2009, Syracuse, NY, United States.