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Form versus function : a study into interactive learning process affecting the implementation of sustainability in commercial buildings

Jailani, Junaidah, Reed, Richard, Warren-Myers, Georgia and James, Kimberley 2013, Form versus function : a study into interactive learning process affecting the implementation of sustainability in commercial buildings, in PRRES 2013 : Proceedings of the Pacific Rim Real Estate Society 2013 annual conference, Pacific Rim Real Estate Society, Sandy Bay, Tasmania, pp. 1-22.

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Title Form versus function : a study into interactive learning process affecting the implementation of sustainability in commercial buildings
Author(s) Jailani, Junaidah
Reed, Richard
Warren-Myers, Georgia
James, Kimberley
Conference name Pacific Rim Real Estate Society. Conference (19th : 2013 : Melbourne, Vic.)
Conference location Melbourne, Vic.
Conference dates 13 - 16 Jan. 2013
Title of proceedings PRRES 2013 : Proceedings of the Pacific Rim Real Estate Society 2013 annual conference
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2013
Conference series Pacific Rim Real Estate Society Conference
Start page 1
End page 22
Total pages 22
Publisher Pacific Rim Real Estate Society
Place of publication Sandy Bay, Tasmania
Keyword(s) sustainability
built environment
occupant satisfaction
office building design
interactive learning process
Summary Owners and tenants of sustainable buildings are now realising the sustainable building that they own or occupy and also how they use the building have a significant impact on their work practices. These stakeholders are demanding sustainability outcomes such as improved occupant health and performance, lower energy and material consumption use as well as encouraging healthy ecosystem in their sustainable building. Clearly the level of user knowledge about a sustainable building and its technologies makes a difference about the actual behaviour towards sustainable buildings (Knott 2007, Stenberg 2007) There remains two major challenge faced by sustainable building occupants: (i) addressing the gap between an occupant's expectations of sustainable building outcomes and what the building actually provides and (ii) overcoming the lack of user knowledge about sustainability design and operation for a particular with regards to performance (Jailani et. al, 2011). This is an innovative study designed to address these challenges. It uses a focus group approach to investigate the gap between (a) user expectations and (b) sustainable building performance, with reference to the relationship between interactive learning process and the level of implementation of sustainability in commercial buildings. The outcome from the study will provide a post-occupancy evaluation of the perception of occupants in sustainable buildings. Most importantly, this information can then assist architects and designers in private and government organisations to successfully develop future sustainable design and policy which can fully capitalise on the original intention when delivering sustainable buildings, as well as providing an innovative feedback mechanism between occupiers and architects.
Language eng
Field of Research 059999 Environmental Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 960599 Ecosystem Assessment and Management not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
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