Occupant, indoor, environment, GREEN, WELL
Architecture | Business | Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences
Buildings are the foundations of modern cities urban planning. People spend about 80-90% of their life in buildings “indoor environment / closed places”. Most successful models in developing countries set the people’s health and wellbeing in the center of focus of their Sustainable Development Planning Process (SDPP). Building architecture and design techniques developed across the time reached to the GREEN and WELL Buildings Architecture to be the cornerstone and key element of human health, accommodating and ensuring a high quality of life and wellbeing for all people at all ages. A thorough Literature review showed a gap between the Rated (LEED Certified) buildings and the occupants' satisfaction. The research aims to address a proposal for a potential improvement of occupant health and wellbeing when simultaneously implementing the indoor performance requirements “rating systems” of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and the (WELL) Building Standard. The research proposal is based on the inferential analysis of the database survey of the Center of Built Environment (CBE) reflecting the individual occupant responses and the rating systems of the LEED and WELL standards. The research concludes that integrating the features of both systems significantly helps to improve the Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ); leading to a better occupants’ health, wellbeing, and productivity.
KAMEL, WAEL Professor, Department of Construction and Building Engineering,; SHAFIK, SHERINE Professor, Department of Architecture – Engineering & Environmental Design; and ELGEZERY, ESRAA M.Sc. Researcher, Department of Architecture – Engineering & Environmental Design
"OCCUPANT SATISFACTION OF INDOOR ENVIRONMENTIN LIGHT OF INTEGRATED GREEN & WELL REQUIREMENTS,"
BAU Journal - Health and Wellbeing: Vol. 1
, Article 6.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.bau.edu.lb/hwbjournal/vol1/iss3/6