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 and NZ Green Building Council.
The BOSSA system can be used for:
AN AUSTRALIAN OWNED IEQ ASSESSMENTSYSTEM
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).
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:
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.
NABERS IE, Green Building Council of Australia and NZ Green Building Council
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.
Our BOSSA Time-Lapse questionnaire is the ideal occupant survey for NABERS, Green Building Council of Australia and NZ Green Building Council, including pre and post evaluation studies.
Core questionnaire items ask building occupants to rate their overall satisfaction on key IEQ dimensions, including: