Invitation to Participate in Low Carbon Research Project Investigating Environmental Conditions in Factories
This email below came into the PMG Office. The study is connected to the Low Carbon Devon initiative with a view to support businesses with the following:
- Reducing energy consumption and saving on energy bills
- Changing occupants’ behaviour
- Improving indoor quality and increasing occupants’ productivity
Dear Plymouth Manufacturers
I was wondering if you would be able to help me with the following. I am working on a research project investigating the thermal comfort of workers in factories. It involves monitoring the indoor environmental conditions of the factory with non-intrusive sensors (temperature, humidity, air quality, light, etc) and some physiologic variables of the workers (heart rate, body temperature, etc) by means of a wearable watch. Overall, it is a non-intrusive experimentation and has no added costs to the company. The results can help companies to better understand the environmental conditions of their factories and the PPE/clothing requirements to improve workers’ comfort, wellbeing and productivity.
We are looking for manufacturing companies in Plymouth that would be interested in allowing us to run this experimentation (of around 2 weeks).
I was wondering if you had a direct contact with any of the manufacturing companies in Plymouth? Please feel free to circulate this email and my contact details.
Thanks for your help.
Dr Alba Fuertes
Associate Professor in Construction Engineering and Management
Built Environment, Roland Levinsky Building 302, Plymouth University, PL4 8AA, UK