Indoor Environmental Quality Assessment & Monitoring
The study is developed in the field of investigation that analyzes the relationships between the Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ) and the User Global Comfort, where the Comfort is intended as the particular condition of well-being determined, on the basis of sensory perceptions of an individual in an environment, by temperature, humidity, noise level, brightness, air quality detected within the environment.
The purpose of the study is to deepen the knowledge of the single factors that influence the sensory perception of different environmental conditions by an individual and how these factors interfere with each other.
In fact, despite there is extensive bibliography that analyzes the relationships between a particular environmental factor (temperature, humidity, light, noise, air quality) in a confined environment and the human response against the single factor, is a relevant field of research to investigate the interaction that exists between different factors in the overall human response and comfort level.
Site investigation campaigns (in particular within the University premises, see photo), both with objective and ubjective measurements are performed and different correlation algorithms are analyzed and compared in order to describe these interactions, with the purpose to identify innovative methods to assess and monitor the users acceptance level against variable environmental conditions.