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Does indoor environmental quality affect students' performance?

Dorizas, PV; Assimakopoulos, MN; Helmis, C; Santamouris, M; Sifnaios, J; Stathi, K; (2013) Does indoor environmental quality affect students' performance? In: Proceedings of the 34th AIVC - 3rd TightVent - 2nd Cool Roofs' - 1st venticool Conference , 25-26 September, Athens 2013. Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre Green open access

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Abstract

There is little knowledge on if and how indoor environmental quality influences students’ attendance and productivity. However, this issue has been of growing interest the recent years in the scientific community and results are showing that student learning performance is significantly affected by indoor environmental quality factors. In the present study the learning performance is examined through numerical test scores achieved by primary school students in their classrooms. The assessment of indoor environmental quality parameters such as thermal, visual, acoustic and air quality and the evaluation of Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) symptoms was conducted through questionnaires handed out to the same sample of students. Main objective of this paper is to investigate whether the degradation of the indoor environmental quality can impact the overall performance of students.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Does indoor environmental quality affect students' performance?
Event: 34th AIVC-3rd TightVent-2nd Cool Roofs'-1st Venticool Conference
Location: Athens, Greece
Dates: 25 September 2013 - 26 September 2013
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.aivc.org/resource/does-indoor-environme...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Indoor Environmental Quality, Sick Building Syndrome, student performance, schools
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School Env, Energy and Resources
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1470570
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