A study of the impact of individual thermal control on user comfort in the workplace: Norwegian cellular vs. British open plan offices

@article{Shahzad2017ASO,
  title={A study of the impact of individual thermal control on user comfort in the workplace: Norwegian cellular vs. British open plan offices},
  author={Sally Shahzad and John D. Brennan and Dimitris Theodossopoulos and Ben Richard Hughes and John Kaiser Calautit},
  journal={Architectural Science Review},
  year={2017},
  volume={60},
  pages={49 - 61}
}
ABSTRACT In modern offices, user control is being replaced by centrally operated thermal systems, and in Scandinavia, personal offices by open plan layouts. This study examined the impact of user control on thermal comfort and satisfaction. It compared a workplace, which was designed entirely based on individual control over the thermal environment, to an environment that limited thermal control was provided as a secondary option for fine-tuning: Norwegian cellular and British open plan offices… Expand
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