An open acceptance model for indoor environmental quality (IEQ)

Ling Tim Wong, Kwok Wai Mui, Tsz Wun Tsang

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    Indoor environmental quality (IEQ) acceptance prediction is crucial to sustainable building development. A simple yet comprehensive IEQ modelling strategy that can genuinely reflect occupant's responses to environmental conditions is necessary. This study proposes an open acceptance model that uses frequency distribution functions of occupant's responses towards IEQ parameters to assess IEQ. The proposed model is not only flexible enough to encapsulate a diverse range of descriptive model parameters but also feasible for openly available IEQ acceptance data, offering the flexibility to add data incrementally to allow easy model updating as and when a new set of observations arrives, this model can be a solution to the existing problems and limitations encountered in IEQ modelling.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)371-378
    Number of pages8
    JournalBuilding and Environment
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2018


    • Aural comfort
    • Indoor air quality
    • Indoor environmental quality (IEQ)
    • Open acceptance model
    • Thermal comfort
    • Visual comfort

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Environmental Engineering
    • Civil and Structural Engineering
    • Geography, Planning and Development
    • Building and Construction


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