Accession Number:

ADA279333

Title:

How Building Systems Affect Worker Wellness

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Report Date:

1994-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

83.0

Abstract:

The Army has a significant financial investment in its facilities, especially in the construction, modification, and maintenance of buildings used as workplaces. Just as the physical environment of the workplace affects work productivity, there is a fundamental relationship between the quality of its facilities and how well the Army can perform its mission. Despite high building costs and limited financial resources, the Army must cost-effectively improve its facilities for better productivity. Many factors combine to determine how well a facility can function as a workplace. This study examined how the facility performance attributes of thermal comfort, indoor air quality, lighting performance, and spatial configuration affect the individual worker. This study will help establish a body of knowledge that can exploit the links between definable physical environments and optimal human health, job performance, and satisfaction. Cost effectiveness, Health, Buildings--environmental engineering, Work environment, U.S. Army--military construction.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE