Effects of wellness conscious buildings on the well-being and comfort of workers

Sosui Nakamura, Tanabe Shin-Ichi, Junta Fujisawa, Emi Takai, Sayana Tsushima, Masayuki Ogata, Yugo Tsuneoka, Takayoshi Iida, Yoshitaka Uno, Ryoko Nomura, Ukiana Tomo-Oki

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Abstract

In recent years, Mental and physical health of office workers is regarded as a problem and the office buildings which improve workers' wellness. The WELL Building Standard was announced with the aim of improving the health condition of building users in 2014. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the improvement of the health condition of the office workers who work at the office applying WELL Building Standard. To achieve this purpose, low-score office and high-score office for WELL Building Standard scores were created by changing the indoor environment and furniture in the office, and subject experiments in which we perform the work were conducted in each condition. From the experimental results, we propose environmental control and introduction furniture to verify changes in health condition of office workers, to improve the wellness of building users, and to bring synergy effects to health. It was confirmed that working at plural spaces which workers chose themselves.

Original languageEnglish
Article number02047
JournalE3S Web of Conferences
Volume111
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Aug 13
Event13th REHVA World Congress, CLIMA 2019 - Bucharest, Romania
Duration: 2019 May 262019 May 29

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Energy(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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