Windows and Environmental Satisfaction: A Survey Study of an Office Building

M. Boubekri, F. Haghighat

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Postoccupancy evaluations of office buildings often are conducted without taking into consideration certain characteristics which cause the survey sam ple units to be different. This study examines the differences in the responses of two groups of workers within the same building by examining differences characterized by the presence or absence of windows at workers' stations. This parameter is important to study as its existence is inevitable especially in large office buildings, where a proportion of the workstations is located along the peripheral window walls and the other in the core area of the floor. This study indicates that the proximity to windows can affect workers' perception of the importance of some workspace attributes, their satisfaction with them, as well as their overall satisfaction with the workplace.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)164-172
Number of pages9
JournalIndoor and Built Environment
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 1993
Externally publishedYes


  • Attribute importance
  • Environmental satisfaction
  • Postoccupancy evaluation
  • Windows
  • Workspace attributes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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