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Post-Occupancy evaluation of state schools in 5 climatic zones of Chile

Whitman, Christopher J. ORCID:, Gabriela, Armijo and Roberto, Casals 2011. Post-Occupancy evaluation of state schools in 5 climatic zones of Chile. Gazi University Journal of Science 24 (2) , pp. 365-374.

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This paper presents the results of a study, commissioned by the Chilean Ministry of Education and UNESCO, of hygro-thermal comfort, visual comfort, acoustics and indoor air quality, as experienced in selected classrooms of 8 state schools located in distinct climatic zones in Chile. Using a post-occupancy evaluation methodology developed by the authors, 14 classrooms were evaluated with visual analysis, questionnaires and insitu measurements over a 5 day period. Although limited in its duration, the study clearly highlighted deficits in each of the areas of study; these included unacceptable sound pollution arising from transport; overheating due to excessive solar gain; insufficient heating and poorly insulated building fabric; poor indoor air quality; and poor day and electric lighting.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Additional Information: Publisher's Open Access policies available from (accessed 29.01.14).
Publisher: Trans Tech Publications
Funders: Chilean Ministry of Education (MINEDUC) & UNESCO
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Date of Acceptance: 29 October 2010
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2023 11:55

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