AUTHOR/S: Maria Leah Flor A. de Castro, Mark Anthony R. Rotor, Josef Rene L. Villanueva

DATE COMPLETED: November 2018

ABSTRACT

Indoor Environmental Quality is the overall condition of the environment in buildings or enclosed spaces. This is significant as people spend 80 to 90% of their time inside buildings and enclosed spaces. The condition of these spaces could thus affect the health, comfort and productivity of its occupants.

This study focused on assessing the IEQ performance of the Miguel Pro Learning Commons Workspace at the 2nd floor of the Community Center of the First Companions and the Campion Hall Faculty Work Spaces at the 5th floor of the same building. For the Miguel Pro Learning Commons Workspace, commercial sensors were used to measure temperature, relative humidity, illuminance, carbon dioxide concentration, differential pressure, occupancy, and particulate matter. For the Campion Hall Faculty Work Spaces, a low-cost IEQ monitoring system was developed and used to measure the same parameters, except PM2.5.

IEQ assessment for the Miguel Pro Workspace found that temperature, relative humidity, differential pressure, and PM2.5 are all within acceptable range; CO2 levels are high; and illuminance was unevenly distributed. IEQ assessment for the Campion Hall Faculty Work Spaces found that temperature and CO2 levels are within acceptable range; relative humidity is low; illuminance is insufficient; and differential pressure is negative.

 

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