The Building Occupants Survey System Australia – BOSSA – is an IEQ assessment system for Australia’s office buildings. Buildings surveyed underpin an ongoing research program aimed at improving occupant's health, comfort and productivity in office buildings. BOSSA is endorsed for use in the National Australian Built Environment Rating System - NABERS Indoor Environment, Green Building Council of Australia’s Green Star-Performance rating tool and the WELL Building Standard.

 

The BOSSA system can be used for:

 

AN AUSTRALIAN OWNED IEQ ASSESSMENT SYSTEM

The University of Sydney and the University of Technology, Sydney are conducting BOSSA. The project was funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) and Industry Partners (Brookfied-Multiplex, Investa, GPT, Stockland and ARUP).

OCCUPANT SURVEY:

BOSSA TIME-LAPSE 

HIGH RESOLUTION IEQ ASSESSMENTS: BOSSA SNAP-SHOT

 

Our BOSSA Snap-Shot questionnaire is administered to building occupants with instructions to evaluate the indoor environmental quality of their work area “right-here, right-now.” The BOSSA Snap-Shot questionnaire comes in four independent modules:

  • Acoustics
  • Thermal Comfort
  • Visual Comfort
  • Indoor Air Quality

 

The BOSSA Snap-Shot  instantaneous IEQ questionnaire is designed to be accompanied by simultaneous objective measurements with our BOSSA Nova Cart on the key IEQ dimensions of indoor air quality, thermal environment, lighting and acoustics.

 

Matching these "right now" IEQ subjective responses (BOSSA Snap-Shot questionnaire) with the concurrent objective indoor environmental measurements will enable researchers to identify and understand threshold values, acceptability limits, and interactions between IEQ dimensions.

 

This component of the BOSSA system can be thought of as a "snap-shot" of the building’s performance at a point in time and it is a valuable in-depth research tool for optimizing IEQ design and operations.

 

 

Please contact us about our BOSSA Snap-Shot questionnaire.

WHAT IS BOSSA?

IEQ MEASUREMENTS:

BOSSA NOVA

OCCUPANT SURVEYS: BOSSA TIME-LAPSE

NABERS IE, Green Star-Performance and WELL

IEQ MEASUREMENTS: BOSSA NOVA

HIGH-RESOLUTION IEQ ASSESSMENTS: BOSSA SNAP-SHOT

Our BOSSA Nova is a mobile IEQ assessment cart.  It is equipped with a  integrated array of IEQ sensors that can be used in combination with our 'right-here-right-now' BOSSA Snap-Shot questionnaires for high resolution assessments. The cart is equipped with state-of-the-art sensors for thermal comfort, IAQ, lighting and acoustics.

BOSSA Time Lapse is a web-based survey tool to assess occupants' satisfaction with the IEQ performance of their office building. BOSSA Time Lapse has been developed with an integrated, flexible branching structure. The survey should take less than ten minutes to be completed by building occupants. 

 

 

​Our BOSSA Time-Lapse questionnaire is the ideal occupant survey for NABERS Indoor Environment and Green Star-Performance tools, including pre and post evaluation studies.

 

 

Core questionnaire items ask building occupants to rate their overall satisfaction on key IEQ dimensions, including:

  • Indoor Air Quality and Air movement 
  • Spatial comfort
  • Noise distraction and Privacy
  • Connection to Outdoor Environment
  • Building Image and Maintenance
  • Individual Space
  • Thermal Comfort
  • Visual Comfort
  • Self-Assessed Health and Productivity

 

 

  • Indoor Air Quality and Air movement 
  • Spatial comfort
  • Noise distraction and Privacy
  • Connection to Outdoor Environment
  • Building Image and Maintenance
  • Individual Space
  • Thermal Comfort
  • Visual Comfort
  • Health and Productivity

 

BOSSA

 BUILDING OCCUPANTS SURVEY SYSTEM AUSTRALIA