Authors: Luka PAJEK, Mitja KOŠIR, Mateja DOVJAK
Corresponding author: Mateja DOVJAK
Type of paper: Original scientific article
Issue: Volume 11 | number 1 – 2017
In the process of building design it is important to consider the interconnected impact of occupants’ behaviour and building characteristics on the quality of indoor environment. Moreover, it is necessary to identify how potential energy renovation measures may influence the indoor environmental quality. For this reason, this paper, as Part II of the larger study “Indoor environmental quality (IEQ) in Slovenian children daycare centres”, further investigates the results of in-situ measurements, presented in Part I. Additionally, comparative study of the potential impacts of building renovations on IEQ was performed. The IEQ was identified as poorer in renovated (i.e. where windows were replaced) and newly constructed low-energy buildings. Furthermore, the most significant connection was identified between indoor air quality and outdoor temperature, which is most likely the consequence of occupant’s behaviour (opening of windows). The results of the study should raise the awareness regarding possible adverse health effects of indoor environment on occupants’ health, as well as to serve as recommendations for building designers.