Benefits of green buildings

Elizabeth Ojo-Fafore, Clinton Aigbavboa, Pretty Remaru

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Abstract

The bitter experience of global warming has alarmed and compelled the mankind to change the way they operate on earth. Within the construction industry, the green building concept evolved and it is now gaining momentum rapidly across the world. Green Building involves a building which incorporates environmental considerations into every stage of the building construction with the objectives to protect occupant health, improve employee productivity, use wisely natural resources and reduce the environmental impact. This paper investigates the benefit of green buildings in Johannesburg using a detailed questionnaire. The study findings revealed that green buildings provide better health for building occupants due to the improved indoor quality, development of more energy efficient products and the use of less natural resources for the satisfaction and welfare of building tenants, also to protect the ecosystem. The outcome of this research shows that green building benefits should encourage clients, consultants and contractors invest in green buildings.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, IEOM 2018
PublisherIEOM Society
Pages2289-2297
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781532359446
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event8th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, IEOM 2018 - Bandung, Indonesia
Duration: 6 Mar 20188 Mar 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
Volume2018-March
ISSN (Electronic)2169-8767

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, IEOM 2018
Country/TerritoryIndonesia
CityBandung
Period6/03/188/03/18

Keywords

  • And Johannesburg
  • Benefits
  • Buildings
  • Conventional
  • Green

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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