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Research on the Resident Perception Rating for Green Building through ESGB in China

Xu, J. (2018) Research on the Resident Perception Rating for Green Building through ESGB in China.

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Abstract:Green buildings aim to solve the contradiction between the limited natural resources and the large number of resource consumption requirements. The life cycle of green buildings includes the architectural planning, design,construction,operation and maintenance, which all reflect the rational and effective use of green buildings in energy conservation, land resources and water resources, and the efficient and energy-saving use of materials. At the same time, green buildings adopt high-tech materials and apply the concept of recyclability to the selection and use of materials, which can reduce environmental pollution, maintain an excellent ecological environment, and achieve sustainable development in the construction field. From the perspective of occupants, green buildings can improve the comfort of occupants, provide occupants with a good living and working environment, are conducive to the physical and mental health of occupants, and improve the occupants' quality of life and work efficiency. This research aims to find to what extent the green building scores match with residents’ perceptions about how ‘green’ the buildings are in China by doing survey in Shenzhen Yantian High School. Several building environmental assessment systems have been developed and applied in some countries, such as America, UK and Germany, which contributes to solving environmental problems related to the buildings. However, the current system can only predict the functions and performance of buildings, not users experience. This research investigates post-occupancy evaluations of green building from six aspects and how the system functions in China. The research mainly focuses on six aspects of the ESGB, including land-use efficiency, energy efficiency, water efficiency, material efficiency and indoor environment quality. After analyzing the data gathered from 500 participants, recommendations are provided to improve the ESGB.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:43 environmental science
Programme:Environmental and Energy Management MSc (69319)
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