Maybe if the data will be used to improve building design
17% (1 vote)
Total votes: 6
Buildings account for roughly 40% of all U.S. energy use (70% of all electricity): residential buildings account for 22% of all U.S. energy use and commercial buildings account for 18% of all U.S. energy use[i]. There is an unanswered need for information about buildings in use and how building design affects building occupant comfort, productivity, and, by extension, energy use levels.
I am conducting a study to determine how willing people are to submit information about their comfort levels in indoor environments. This study is the first step toward launching a more robust and wide scale effort to gather information about comfort levels and correlate them with energy use levels.
Data gathered from poll answers will be used to help determine the general interest level in this type of study. The data will not be published with any personally identifiable information.
If you are interested in participating further in this study, please contact me at one of the email addresses listed below.
Dara Cunningham PhD Candidate University of Colorado Architecture & Planning and Cognitive Science NREL Human Factors Engineer firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
[i] Preston. (2009). Breaking Down Building Energy Use. Jetson Green. http://www.jetsongreen.com/2009/08/breaking-down-building-energy-use.html