Lighting and air quality
Air temperature is an important thermal comfort factor in work areas. The recommended temperature range to achieve thermal comfort in office areas is between 20°C and 26°C.
Interior lighting basic requirement for adequate lighting is that work must be easy to see and the light comfortable to the eyes. Illumination is measured in lux (lumens per square metre).
The UTS air conditioning temperature is set at 23°C.
UTS Facilities Management routinely conducts random tests of air quality.
The minimum level of illumination in UTS working areas is 320 lux.
Appropriate lighting levels are determined in relation to task requirements. Suitable lighting levels are described in Australian Standard AS/NZS 1680.1:2006 Interior and workplace lighting - General principles and recommendations.
Support at UTS
Contact UTS Facilities Management to report issues of air or lighting quality. Specific areas are tested in response to reported problems.
Australian Standards / New Zealand Standards
- Australian Standard AS 1668.2:2012 The use of ventilation and airconditioning in buildings, Part 2: Mechanical ventilation in buildings.
- Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 1680.1:2006 Interior and workplace lighting - General principles and recommendations. 2006
- Managing the work environment and facilities: Code of practice (opens an external site PDF, 465Kb)