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

Junta Fujisawa, Sayana Tsushima, Anri Itoh, Shuhei Takahashi, Ryutaro Kubo, Shinichi 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 Jan 1
    EventHealthy Buildings Europe 2017, HB 2017 - Lublin, Poland
    Duration: 2017 Jul 22017 Jul 5

    Other

    OtherHealthy 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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    Fujisawa, J., Tsushima, S., Itoh, A., Takahashi, S., Kubo, R., & Tanabe, S. (2017). Proposal of environmental assessment index for office buildings considering the wellness of workers. In Healthy Buildings Europe 2017 International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate.