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Thermal Comfort Survey

Please mark the boxes to indicate your answers while thinking about the building you work in.

Example:

Building Name/Location:

________________________________________

Date Survey Completed:

________________________________________

1. How many years have you worked in this building?


Less than 1 year
1-2 years
3-5 years
More than 5 years
2. How long have you been working at your present workspace?
Less than 3 months
4-6 months
7-12 months
More than 1 year
3. In a typical week, how many hours do you spend in your workspace?
10 or less
11-30
More than 30

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4. How would you describe the work you do?


Administrative support
Technical
Professional
Managerial/supervisory
Other
5. What is your age?
30 or under
31-50
Over 50
6. What is your gender?
Female
Male

Personal Workspace Location


7. On which floor is your workspace located?
1st floor
2nd floor
3rd floor
4th floor

8. In which area of the building is your workspace located?


North
South
East
West
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9. To which direction do the windows closest to your workspace face?


North
South
East
West
10. Are you near an exterior wall (within 15 feet)?
Yes
No
11. Are you near a window (within 15 feet)?
Yes
No

Personal Workspace Description


12. Which of the following best describes your personal workspace?
Enclosed office, private
Enclosed office, shared with other people
Cubicles with high partitions (about five or more feet high)
Cubicles with low partitions (lower than five feet high)
Workspace in open office with no partitions (just desks)
Other: ________________________________________

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Office Layout
13. How satisfied are you with the amount of space available for individual work and storage?
Very Satisfied

Very Dissatisfied

14. How satisfied are you with the level of visual privacy?
Very Satisfied

Very Dissatisfied

15. How satisfied are you with ease of interaction with co-workers?
Very Satisfied

Very Dissatisfied

16. Overall, does the office layout enhance or interfere with your ability to get your job done?
Enhances
Interferes
17. Please describe any other issues related to the office layout that are important to you.

Office Furnishings
18. How satisfied are you with the comfort of your office furnishings (chair, desk, computer,
equipment, etc.)?
Very Satisfied

Very Dissatisfied

19. How satisfied are you with your ability to adjust your furniture to meet your needs?
Very Satisfied

Very Dissatisfied

20. How satisfied are you with the colors and textures of flooring, furniture and surface finishes?
Very Satisfied

Very Dissatisfied

21. Do your office furnishings enhance or interfere with your ability to get your job done?
Enhances

Interferes
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22. Please describe any other issues related to office furnishings that are important to you.

Thermal Comfort
23. Which of the following do you personally adjust or control in your workspace? (check all
that apply)
Window blinds or shades
Operable window
Thermostat
Portable heater
Permanent heater
Room air-conditioning unit
Portable fan
Ceiling fan
Adjustable air vent in wall or ceiling
Adjustable floor air vent (diffuser)
Door to interior space
Door to exterior space
None of the above
Other: ________________________________________

24. How satisfied are you with the temperature in your workspace?
Very Satisfied

Very Dissatisfied

25. Overall, does your thermal comfort in your workspace enhance or interfere with your ability
to get your job done?
Enhances

Interferes
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Air Quality
26. How satisfied are you with the air quality in your workspace (i.e. stuffy/stale air, cleanliness,
odors)?
Very Satisfied

Very Dissatisfied

27. Overall, does the air quality in your workspace enhance or interfere with your ability to get
your job done?
Enhances

Interferes

Lighting
28. Which of the following controls do you have over the lighting in your workspace? (check
all that apply)
Light switch
Light dimmer
Window blinds or shades
Desk (task) light
None of the above
Other: ________________________________________

29. How satisfied are you with the amount of light in your workspace?
Very Satisfied

Very Dissatisfied

30. How satisfied are you with the visual comfort of the lighting (e.g., glare, reflections, contrast)?
Very Satisfied

Very Dissatisfied

31. Overall, does the lighting quality enhance or interfere with your ability to get your job done?
Very Satisfied

Very Dissatisfied

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Acoustic Quality
32. How satisfied are you with the noise level in your workspace?
Very Satisfied

Very Dissatisfied

33. How satisfied are you with the sound privacy in your workspace (ability to have conversations
without your neighbors overhearing and vice versa)?
Very Satisfied

Very Dissatisfied

34. Overall, does the acoustic quality in your workspace enhance or interfere with your ability to
get your job done?
Enhances

Interferes

Cleanliness and Maintenance


35. How satisfied are you with general cleanliness of the overall building?
Very Satisfied

Very Dissatisfied

36. How satisfied are you with cleaning service provided for your workspace?
Very Satisfied

Very Dissatisfied

37. How satisfied are you with general maintenance of the building?
Very Satisfied

Very Dissatisfied

38. Does the cleanliness and maintenance of this building enhance or interfere with your ability to
get your job done?
Enhances

Interferes

Building Features
39. Considering energy use, how efficiently is this building performing in your opinion?
Very energy efficient

Not at all energy efficient

Comments: ________________________________________
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40. Floor air vents


Very Satisfied

Very Dissatisfied

I have no experience with it


Comments: ________________________________________

41. Ceiling air vents


Very Satisfied

Very Dissatisfied

I have no experience with it


Comments: ________________________________________

42. Thermostats
Very Satisfied

Very Dissatisfied

I have no experience with it


Comments: ________________________________________

43. Light switches


Very Satisfied

Very Dissatisfied

I have no experience with it


Comments: ________________________________________

44. Automatic daylight controls


Very Satisfied

Very Dissatisfied

I have no experience with it


Comments: ________________________________________
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45. Occupancy sensors for lighting


Very Satisfied

Very Dissatisfied

I have no experience with it


Comments: ________________________________________

46. Window blinds


Very Satisfied

Very Dissatisfied

I have no experience with it


Comments: ________________________________________

47. Roller shades


Very Satisfied

Very Dissatisfied

I have no experience with it


Comments: ________________________________________

48. Exterior shades


Very Satisfied

Very Dissatisfied

I have no experience with it


Comments: ________________________________________

49. Private meeting rooms


Very Satisfied

Very Dissatisfied

I have no experience with it


Comments: ________________________________________
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50. How well informed do you feel about using the above mentioned features in this building?
Very Dissatisfied

Very Satisfied

51. Please describe any other issues related to the design and operation of the above mentioned
features that are important to you.

General Comments
52. All things considered, how satisfied are you with your personal workspace?
Very Satisfied

Very Dissatisfied

53. Please estimate how your productivity is increased or decreased by the environmental
conditions in this building (e.g. thermal, lighting, acoustics, cleanliness):
Decreased

Increased
20% 10% 5% 0% -5% -10% -20%

54. How satisfied are you with the building overall?


Very Satisfied

Very Dissatisfied

55. Any additional comments or recommendations about your personal workspace or building
overall?

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