Coordinating design with organizational culture sends clear signals to space users about how an o
Enhance Satisfaction/Quality of Life
In studies published during the last three years (2015 to 2017), cognitive scientists have thorou
People interested in developing health-promoting cities gathered in London for the first Healthy
Perceptions and temperature related
Certifying is not satisfying
Workplace options => opinions and behaviors
Some pluses, some minuses
Efficiency tied to feeling comfortable
Carbon dioxide levels in sleeping areas affect how well we sleep. Mishra and colleagues conducted a related study: “Bedroom carbon dioxide level, temperature, and relative humidity were measured over 5 days, for two cases: open window or door (internal, bedroom door), and closed window and door. . . . Average carbon dioxide level for the Open conditions was 717 ppm . . .and for Closed conditions was 1150 ppm. . . . Absolute humidity levels were similar for both conditions, while Open conditions were slightly cooler (mean = 19.7 degrees Celsius . .
Research by Nguyen, Ryan, and Deci indicates that building places for solitude into a building/area is a good idea. The investigators report that their work “showed that solitude generally has a deactivation effect on people’s affective [emotional] experiences, decreasing both positive and negative high-arousal affects [moods]. . . . we found that the deactivation effect occurred when people were alone, but not when they were with another person. . . . this deactivation effect did not depend on whether or not the person was engaged in an activity such as reading when alone. . . .