Occupant Expectations on the Main IEQ Factors at Workspace: The Studies of Private Preschool Buildings
1 University Science Malaysia, School of Housing Building & Planning, Building Survey Department, 11800 Penang, Malaysia
2 University of Malaya, Faculty of Built Environment, Building Performance and Diagnostic, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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This study explores the relationship between the perceived performance of specific IEQ factors and occupants’ overall satisfaction with their workspace. The Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) in buildings is one of the most important factors affecting the physical development of children. The early education is compulsory and escalated numbers of 4-6 years children has boosted the numbers of private preschool. Frequently its operate in premises that have been fully refurbished, either in housing schemes, commercial buildings or institutional buildings. This has invited the questions on the building capability to provide a good environment to the children during the learning activities. Malaysia still lacks studies on the modification of the quality of the internal environment for private kindergartens. Post-Occupancy Evaluation (POE) is one method that has been used satisfactorily in the study and effect of IEQ in kindergartens. This research focuses on identifying occupant satisfaction towards IEQ in selected refurbished pre-school or kindergarten buildings. The objectives of the study are to iden-tify and determine the IEQ through feedback from building users. The study collected data on overall satisfaction and overall design importance through building inspection and questionnaires, the data obtained was analyzed to become a benchmark for the studies. 240 kindergartens in the whole country were selected for the study of IEQ.
Key words: Indoor Environmental Quality / Post-Occupational Evaluation / Refurbishment / Preschool / Occupants Perception
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