Proposal of environmental assessment index for office buildings considering the wellness of workers

Junta Fujisawa, Sayana Tsushima, Anri Itoh, Shuhei Takahashi, Ryutaro Kubo, Shin Ichi Tanabe

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Abstract

In this research, an environmental assessment index considering the wellness of workers is proposed by comparing the evaluation items of the WELL Building Standard and Comprehensive Assessment System for Built Environment Efficiency (CASBEE)-the Japanese building environmental assessment index-in order to investigate and improve the health performance of Japanese offices. Based on the results of the comparison, “indoor environment,” “functionality,” “nourishment,” and “fitness” were selected as the main evaluation items of the proposed index. Furthermore, to set the weighting of each evaluation item, a questionnaire on health awareness was conducted among office workers. Four office buildings were investigated using the proposed index, WELL Building Standard, and CASBEE. A comparison of the evaluation results for the proposed index and CASBEE indicates the possibility of evaluating healthy performance and sustainability through a combined use of the two indexes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHealthy Buildings Europe 2017
PublisherInternational Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate
ISBN (Print)9788379472604
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
EventHealthy Buildings Europe 2017, HB 2017 - Lublin, Poland
Duration: 2017 Jul 22017 Jul 5

Publication series

NameHealthy Buildings Europe 2017

Conference

ConferenceHealthy Buildings Europe 2017, HB 2017
CountryPoland
CityLublin
Period17/7/217/7/5

Keywords

  • CASBEE
  • Questionnaire
  • WELL Building Standard

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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