Green buildings: a framework for social sustainability

Too, Linda and Too, Eric G. (2011) Green buildings: a framework for social sustainability. In: 6th International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century: Construction Challenges in the New Decade (CITC-6), 5-7 Jul 2011, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Abstract

Despite the ongoing debate surrounding climate change, sustainability is increasingly a key consideration for building owners and tenants with the 'triple bottom line' as desired outcomes. The triangulated social, economic and environmental goals of sustainability are now the mantra of many businesses. While much has been written of the benefits of green buildings to its occupants, comparatively fewer studies have been devoted to investigating the perceived drawbacks and measures to improve the social sustainability factor, i.e., user satisfaction. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to consider the impacts of green buildings on its occupants by drawing together past empirical findings and summarizing the results. In addition, the paper will also present a case study of the Institute of Sustainable Development and Architecture, which is Australia's first 6-green star, rated educational building. Through these methods, the paper will identify gaps between green building performance and user satisfaction. Thereafter, it will introduce a social sustainability framework that seeks to improve the social performance of green buildings. The 6-P model is a holistic framework targeting the following factors that can influence user satisfaction of green buildings. These factors are: public perception, price, policies, psychological, physical and personal.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright © 2011 by CITC-6, Greenville, North Carolina, USA. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any formor by any means without written permission from the editors.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 29 May 2013 23:34
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2017 04:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: green buildings; social sustainability; performance; occupants
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160512 Social Policy
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150307 Innovation and Technology Management
12 Built Environment and Design > 1202 Building > 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 87 Construction > 8798 Environmentally Sustainable Construction > 879899 Environmentally Sustainable Construction not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/21447

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