Investigating The Psychological Effects Of Sustainable Buildings On Human Life

Hanie Okhovat, Aryan Amirkhani, Mohammad Reza Pourjafar


As the environmental impact of buildings becomes more apparent, a growing field called sustainable design is leading the way to reduce that impact at the source. Sustainable design is the practice of creating healthier and more resource efficient models of construction, renovation, operation, maintenance, and demolition. Nowadays architects are seeking to construct more sustainable buildings whereas there is still little research on social response and human behavioral interactions in sustainable buildings. This paper addresses the psychological benefits that affect the occupant's life in green buildings. The social, psychological and applied behavior of occupants in these structures are also investigated.

The results show that behavioural aspects of sustainability and how people interact with these structures can be important in sustainable design. Therefore these issues are needed to be addressed in facility management of sustainable buildings.

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