A human-centric participatory approach to energy-efficient housing based on occupants'collaborative image

Poor, Javad Asad and Goh, Yong Wah and Thorpe, David (2021) A human-centric participatory approach to energy-efficient housing based on occupants'collaborative image. Open House International. ISSN 0168-2601


Abstract

Purpose
This study aims to develop a photo-based methodology to identify occupants' collaborative image of the energy-efficient small-size housing.

Design/methodology/approach
Employing qualitative and quantitative approaches, 24 photos were randomly selected from different urban areas of Brisbane (Australia) city for an online survey. A total of 36 participants evaluated the photos 159 times.

Findings
Conducted content analysis resulted in the identification of 5 attribute-based factors, generated from 16 semantic categories and 74 attributes. Using a non-parametric Chi-square test, the factors were categorised in two levels, i.e. (1) envelope elements (primary and secondary) and passive climatic principles; and (2) architectural composition principles and neighbourhood quality.

Social implications
The discussion on the results via the theory of planned behaviour (TPB) suggests that regarding the external aspects, the people's image of energy-efficient housing could be influenced by their perceived control over changeable and adjustable attributes.

Originality/value
The photo-based methodology developed by this paper has the potential to quantify occupants' collaborative image of small-size housing energy efficiency, which would be essential in assisting them to adjust their dwelling units regarding the congruity of the energy efficiency attributes with their preferences.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published online: 16 June 2021. Permanent restricted access to ArticleFirst version, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying (1 Jul 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Psychology and Counselling (1 Jan 2015 -)
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2021 02:24
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 05:55
Uncontrolled Keywords: energy efficiency, occupants’ perception, housing image, external attributes, theory of planned behaviour, human centric participatory approach
Fields of Research (2008): 05 Environmental Sciences > 0599 Other Environmental Sciences > 059999 Environmental Sciences not elsewhere classified
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170112 Sensory Processes, Perception and Performance
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
12 Built Environment and Design > 1201 Architecture > 120101 Architectural Design
Fields of Research (2020): 52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5201 Applied and developmental psychology > 520104 Industrial and organisational psychology (incl. human factors)
33 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 3301 Architecture > 330102 Architectural design
52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5299 Other psychology > 529999 Other psychology not elsewhere classified
52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5204 Cognitive and computational psychology > 520406 Sensory processes, perception and performance
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970105 Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 17 ENERGY > 1701 Energy efficiency > 170103 Residential energy efficiency
28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280121 Expanding knowledge in psychology
13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1399 Other culture and society > 139999 Other culture and society not elsewhere classified
12 CONSTRUCTION > 1202 Construction design > 120201 Civil construction design
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/OHI-11-2020-0163
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/42467

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