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Assessing the Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) is the first step to design a low energy building and to ensure the comfort of the occupants are satisfied based on high quality standards. Schools are a category of buildings in which a high level of environmental quality considerably improves occupants' attention, concentration, learning, hearing and performances. A common practice to evaluate thermal comfort and indoor air quality perception is to assess the occupants' satisfaction regarding the indoor environment.
The SRG design group intended to renovate the PSU Business school and use passive strategies in order to reduce the amount of energy. The first step of this renovation was to investigate the current condition of this educational building in terms of temperature, humidity, air quality (CO2), and sound. Therefore, two classrooms have been chosen on the ground floor, one on the south and the other one on the north sides of the building.
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