Research

Building Occupant Satisfaction

Quantitative relationships between occupant satisfaction and satisfaction aspects of indoor environmental quality and building design

Stefano Schiavon, Assistant Professor of Architecture

Team

John Goins, Ed Arens, Hui Zhang

Partners

Center for the Built Environment (Research Unit ), International Center for Indoor Environment and Energy, Technical University of Denmark

Project Description

To maximize workspace satisfaction, designer should invest in aspects that increase satisfaction with amount of space and storage, noise level, and visual privacy. Office workers will be most satisfied with their workspace and building when located close to a window in a private office. This may affect job satisfaction, work performance, and personal and company productivity.