Zoning and activity-based post occupancy evaluation of multipurpose auditorium in campus facility

Ova Candra Dewi, Nandy Putra, Ardiyansyah Yatim, T. M.Indra Mahlia, Kartika Rahmasari, Tika Hanjani, Rizki Siregar, Bagus Rangin, Nadhira Izzatur

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Post-occupancy evaluation (POE) is necessary to evaluate the building's performance in order to formulate future design development after its utilisation. This paper evaluates indoor thermal performance, sound pressure level, and illuminance in a multipurpose auditorium by combining zoning and activity-based POE. The evaluation was done in three activities: (A) student graduation, (B) theater performance, and (C) public lecture with different types of clothing preferences. Three different zones were used to define the precise location of the building improvement. Field measurements were taken for thermal performance, including Operative Temperature (Top), Humidity (Rh), Sound Pressure Level (dB), and Illuminance (lux). User perceptions were collected from 171 respondents (89 men and 82 women). The field measurement showed that average operative temperature varied across the activities with 26.15–25.68 °C, 25.47–24.95 °C, and 23.74–23.17 °C on activities A, B, and C, respectively. Activity A's (1 clo) room's operative temperature showed that 65% of data are outside the ASHRAE standard, indicating that the room condition is unsuitable for 1 clo. Activity A's TSV shows a slightly warm sensation (0.21 to 0.93) and is still in the comfort range. With the same clothing value (0.6 clo), Activity B's Top indicates a more suitable condition than Activity C's. The average TSV in Activity B indicates slightly cool (-0.54 to −0.90), with the lowest TSV found in Activity C (-1.09 to −1.41). Although TSV positively correlates with PMV, Thermal Preference (TP) revealed that the occupant expects cooler conditions in all activities. Sound pressure level and illuminance performed well according to all activities. This paper recommends chiller setting adjustment in the multipurpose auditorium based on activity characteristics. Combined POE based on zoning and activity can indicate which aspects of the auditorium need to be improved.

Original languageEnglish
Article number113319
JournalEnergy and Buildings
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sept 2023


  • Auditorium
  • Building Performance
  • Campus Facility
  • Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE)
  • Thermal Comfort
  • Zoning


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