Post Occupancy Evaluation of 23 Newly Renovated Apartments in Copenhagen: Occupants’ Perception

Ahsan Iqbal, Alireza Afshari

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Abstract

The present article is based on the post occupancy occupants’ perception of indoor air quality of recently renovated 23 residential apartments in Copenhagen. The apartments are equipped with novel mechanical ventilation systems. The apartments can be categorised in four, according to the design of ventilation systems. The analysis in present article is based on occupants’ perception of the temperature, indoor air quality and energy consumptions of their apartments. The study shows the perception of occupants of first six months of post occupancy. The study was carried out by conducting interviews with the tenants. 74% of the total occupants took part in the interviews. 83% of the interviewed occupants as an averaged spend more than 50% of their time inside their apartments. 37% of the total interviewed occupants were satisfied with the current performance of their apartments. Apparently the reason of dissatisfaction of occupants was the lack of maintenance of the HVAC systems. Another point raised by the occupants during the interviews was the missing provision of user control on ventilation system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCLIMA 2016 - Proceedings of the 12th REHVA World Congress : volume 7
EditorsPer Kvols Heiselberg
Number of pages10
Volume7
Place of PublicationAalborg
PublisherDepartment of Civil Engineering, Aalborg University
Publication date22 May 2016
Article number42
ISBN (Electronic)87-91606-32-2 (vol. 7), 87-91606-36-5 (set)
Publication statusPublished - 22 May 2016
EventCLIMA 2016 - 12th REHVA World Congress, 22-25 May 2016, Aalborg, Denmark - Aalborg, Denmark
Duration: 22 May 201625 May 2016
Conference number: 12

Conference

ConferenceCLIMA 2016 - 12th REHVA World Congress, 22-25 May 2016, Aalborg, Denmark
Number12
CountryDenmark
CityAalborg
Period22/05/201625/05/2016

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Keywords

  • post occupancy evaluation
  • occupants’ perception
  • residential apartments
  • mechanical ventilation systems

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Iqbal, A., & Afshari, A. (2016). Post Occupancy Evaluation of 23 Newly Renovated Apartments in Copenhagen: Occupants’ Perception. In P. K. Heiselberg (Ed.), CLIMA 2016 - Proceedings of the 12th REHVA World Congress : volume 7 (Vol. 7). [42] Department of Civil Engineering, Aalborg University.