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Title: An evaluation model for indoor environmental quality (IEQ) acceptance in residential buildings
Authors: Lai, ACK
Mui, KW 
Wong, LT 
Law, LY
Keywords: Aural comfort
Indoor air quality
Residential buildings
Thermal comfort
Visual comfort
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Elsevier
Source: Energy and buildings, 2009, v. 41, no. 9, p. 930-936 How to cite?
Journal: Energy and buildings 
Abstract: The indoor environmental quality (IEQ) in residential buildings is examined from the prospect of an occupant's acceptance in four aspects: thermal comfort, indoor air quality, noise level and illumination level. Based on the evaluations by 125 occupants living in 32 typical residential apartments in Hong Kong, this study proposes empirical expressions to approximate the overall IEQ acceptance with respect to four contributors, namely operative temperature, carbon dioxide concentration, equivalent noise level and illumination level, via a multivariate logistic regression model. A range of IEQ acceptances for regular residential conditions is determined and the dependence of the predicted overall IEQ acceptance on the variations of the contributors is discussed. The proposed overall IEQ acceptance can be used as a quantitative assessment criterion for similar residential environments where an occupant's evaluation is expected.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/24664
ISSN: 0378-7788
EISSN: 1872-6178
DOI: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2009.03.016
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