Designing the indoor environment for people
Clements-Croome, D.J. (2005) Designing the indoor environment for people. International Journal of Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 1 (1). pp. 45-55. ISSN 1745-2007
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Intelligent buildings should provide a multi-sensory experience so that visual, aural, tactile, olfactory and gustatory senses are stimulated appropriately. A lack of environmental stimuli produces a boring and unsatisfying environment. It is now known that the environment affects people at deeper levels than, say, health and safety, and consequently it can modify moods and work performance. A holistic approach is proposed which recognizes that the physical environment together with social, organizational and personal factors can enhance the productivity of occupants. This approach provides a footprint for the design of healthier and more sustainable workplaces.