Civil Engineering and Architecture Vol. 10(1), pp. 121 - 130
DOI: 10.13189/cea.2022.100111
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Workplace Design Concept Based on Indoor Environmental Quality Analysis to Prevent Coronavirus Transmission


Hilma Tamiami Fachrudin 1,*, Khaira Amalia Fachrudin 2, Imam Faisal Pane 1
1 Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan 20155, Indonesia
2 Department of Management, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan 20155, Indonesia

ABSTRACT

People spend a lot of time in the workplace, where indoor environmental quality in the room provides the quality of health and comfort. Indoor environmental quality must be supported by a good air system to keep the air in the room healthy and clean. People who work in closed spaces have a greater risk of being exposed to the Covid 19 virus. This research will create a workplace design concept based on an analysis of indoor environmental quality from green building councils in several countries to prevent coronavirus transmission. This research uses qualitative methods with data collection through observation and interviews. The samples were divided into two groups, namely workplace with a centralized air conditioning system and a split air conditioning system. Indoor environmental quality consists of ventilation, air quality, thermal comfort, health protection, and passive design. The results of the analysis show that the workplace with a centralized air conditioning system does not utilize ventilation optimally, maintains air quality using a mechanical air filter that is integrated with the HVAC system, centralized thermal comfort, and has implemented health protection. Workplaces with split air conditioning system maximize ventilation and have indoor air quality management. Occupants can control thermal comfort and implement health protection.

KEYWORDS
Air Quality, Coronavirus, Indoor Environmental Quality, Ventilation

Cite This Paper in IEEE or APA Citation Styles
(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Hilma Tamiami Fachrudin , Khaira Amalia Fachrudin , Imam Faisal Pane , "Workplace Design Concept Based on Indoor Environmental Quality Analysis to Prevent Coronavirus Transmission," Civil Engineering and Architecture, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 121 - 130, 2022. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2022.100111.

(b). APA Format:
Hilma Tamiami Fachrudin , Khaira Amalia Fachrudin , Imam Faisal Pane (2022). Workplace Design Concept Based on Indoor Environmental Quality Analysis to Prevent Coronavirus Transmission. Civil Engineering and Architecture, 10(1), 121 - 130. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2022.100111.