Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) and occupant's perception in Malaysian green office buildings / Sati Sekar Kinanthi, Zulkiflee Abdul Samad, Faizul A. Rahim

Kinanthi, Sati Sekar and Abdul Samad, Zulkiflee and A. Rahim, Faizul (2013) Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) and occupant's perception in Malaysian green office buildings / Sati Sekar Kinanthi, Zulkiflee Abdul Samad, Faizul A. Rahim. Built Environment Journal, 10 (2). pp. 15-46. ISSN 1675-5022

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Abstract

Natural elements used as a part of sustainable building design have been known to improve the Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ) of a space, and enhance occupants' physical and psychological well-being. This study addresses the impact of green office buildings on occupants' perception of their working area, productivity, mood, sense of well-being, and work motivation, with the aim of understanding the workability of sustainable design employed in Malaysia. An embedded multiple-case case study was conducted. Pictures and data of the green building design were collected, and cross-case analysis was conducted to compare the design elements among the three buildings. A total of 210 subjects in the 3 buildings completed a questionnaire about their perception of the IEQ of their working space, and the perceived psychological impact. Finally, interviews were conducted on 5 subjects per building to further understand their perception of the buildings and how they feel like they are affected by it. The result showed that overall, the subjects perceive sustainable office buildings as optimal to their comfort level, and that the buildings affect their physical and mental well-being positively.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainable Architecture; Office Buildings; Indoor Environmental Quality; Psychological Response; Tropical Climate
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences > Environmental conditions. Environmental quality. Environmental indicators > Malaysia
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > Sustainable architecture > Malaysia
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > Public buildings > Commercial buildings > Office buildings. Skyscrapers > Malaysia
Divisions: Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying
Depositing User: Staf Pendigitan 1
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2016 06:13
Last Modified: 16 May 2016 04:54
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/13615

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