Project Details


As building envelopes and mechanical and electrical equipment become more efficient, the impact of occupants on building energy increases. Meanwhile trends in teleworking, co-working, and home-sharing mean vastly different occupancy than the standard occupancy schedules. Finally, global expectations for comfort are increasing, while a variety of new technologies may or may not succeed in meeting this demand. The convergence of these trends has necessitated a new look at how occupants are incorporated into building design and operation practice throughout the building life-cycle.

Subtask 1: Multi-aspect environmental exposure, building interfaces, and human behaviour
Effective start/end date01/12/201931/12/2023


  • Human Building Interaction
  • Human perception
  • human-centred design
  • human inhabitation
  • architectural space
  • architecture
  • Affordances
  • adaptive opportunities
  • adaptation
  • usability
  • multi-domain effects

Research Output

  • 1 Journal article

Necessary conditions for multi-domain indoor environmental quality standards

Mahdavi, A., Berger, C., Bochukova, V., Bourikas, L., Hellwig, R. T., Jin, Q., Pisello, A. L. & Schweiker, M., 13 Oct 2020, In : Sustainability. 24 p., 8439.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access