The Impact of Façade Renovation Strategies on User Satisfaction in Offices: Case studies for summer in the Netherlands

Minyoung Kwon, Hilde Remøy, Ulrich Knaack

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Many offices have been renovated to improve building performance. However, the user’s perception after renovation has not been evaluated. This paper presents user satisfaction with indoor environmental quality in façade renovated offices in the Netherlands. The study explored the correlation between facade renovation strategies and indoor climate on the one hand and on the other hand user satisfaction and user preferences. Data were collected in four renovated offices in the Netherlands, which were adapted using different façade renovation strategies. The case study consisted of conducting online surveys and indoor climate monitoring for 2 weeks with loggers. Statistical results demonstrate that design factors such as desk location, workplace orientation, and layout have a strong correlation with user satisfaction of IEQ, unlike window types. The suggested essential design factors for user satisfaction can guide architects and designers to better understand users’ preferences and to reflect on office design.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 34th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA 2018)
Subtitle of host publicationSmart and Healthy Within the Two-Degree Limit
EditorsEdward Ng, Square Fong, Chao Ren
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherChinese University of Hong Kong
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-962-8272-36-5
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventPLEA 2018: 34th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture: Smart and Healthy Within the Two-Degree Limit - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 10 Dec 201812 Dec 2018


ConferencePLEA 2018: 34th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture
CityHong Kong

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