Practical, science-informed IEQ and financial modeling tools
Enhance Satisfaction/Quality of Life
Taylor and Butts-Wilmsmeyer studied kindergarten students’ ability to self-regulate their behavior after spending class time in green schoolyards.
Gotz and colleagues link area walkability and human personality.
Clements and colleagues studied the implications of having aquariums present in a space, either live or on video.
Xiong, Fan, and Qi studied how well people sleep while staying in hotels; probable guest sleep quality has a significant influence on hotel design decisions.
Jellema, Annemans, and Heylighen studied the experiences of patients and their relatives and caregivers at cancer care facilities via a series of interviews.
Boosting performance and satisfaction
Researchers used scents to enhance nurses' at-work experiences.
Kim and colleagues evaluated the effects of a open-plan workplace redesign project on the environmental satisfaction of the people working in the space.
Nakano and Tanabe studied reactions to air temperature in urban semi-outdoor environments, such as atria, terraces, and sidewalk eating areas.