Our facility consists of two purpose-built climate chambers (Lab 1 and Lab 2) in which all indoor environmental parameters can be precisely controlled or transitioned across a broad range of values, in any combination. This occurs while a sample of building occupants (subjects) go about typical daily activities for an exposure time (usually a few hours per experiment), while registering their subjective impressions (eg, quality ratings on comfort, symptoms, wellbeing ratings via questionnaire) or some other response metric such as cognitive performance.
The two lab chambers have the following capabilities:
An autonomous and mobile IEQ data acquisition system comprising:
A fleet of 260 stationary desktop IEQ monitoring devices with real-time output to a web-based dashboard. Each SAMBA device comprises sensors for:
BOSSA is a web-based survey tool to assess occupants' satisfaction with the IEQ performance of their office building. BOSSA survey has been developed with an integrated, flexible branching structure. Core questionnaire items ask building occupants to rate their overall satisfaction on key IEQ dimensions.
As the first of its kind in Australia, BOSSA is endorsed for use in the National Australian Built Environment Rating System - NABERS Indoor Environment and the Green Building Council of Australia’s Green Star-Performance rating tool.