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The objective of this research is to determine whether the new additions to Building 5 and Building 7 of Portland Community College at Rock Creek Campus fulfill the requirements for the LEED IEQ 7.2: Thermal Comfort-Verification credit for LEEDv2009.
Occupants of the new additions will take an anonymous survey regarding their thermal comfort and other aspects of the new additions via SurveyMonkey.
If the survey results indicate that more than 20% of occupants are dissatisfied with thermal comfort in the building, a plan for corrective action must be developed to fulfill the requirements of the credit. The results from SurveyMonkey show that 87% and 79% of occupants were satisfied with the thermal comfort in the new additions to Building 5 and Building 7 respectively.
According to initial findings, a plan for corrective action must be developed for Building 7 to fulfill the requirements agreed to when the credit was awarded. However, more results should be gathered before making any valid conclusions. The survey could have reached a much broader audience if it was distributed on more days with a larger variety in distribution times.
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