Published: Jan 1990
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The use of health reports as a metric for evaluating the performance of offices is examined. Assumptions about the associations between objective measures of ventilation and indoor air quality and subjective reactions are critically reviewed. Results from recent investigations of the “sick” building syndrome and evidence for a mediating role for demographic and occupational variables is described. Finally, issues of operationally defining performance criteria for offices based on health reports are discussed.
objective performance criteria, subjective performance criteria, indoor air quality, building-related illness, sick building syndrome, employee health
Associate Professor, NYS College of Human Ecology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY