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dc.contributor.authorXie, X
dc.contributor.authorQin, S
dc.contributor.authorGou, Z
dc.contributor.authorYi, M
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-21T02:00:31Z
dc.date.available2020-12-21T02:00:31Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn2071-1050
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/su12187714
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/400439
dc.description.abstractA green building has a long lasting benefit through cultivating the occupants' energy and resource-saving behaviours. To understand how green buildings can cultivate occupants' proenvironment behaviours, the research applied the value-belief-norm model to investigate 17 proenvironmental behaviours which are related to a variety of green building design strategies. Two green and two non-green certified office buildings in the city of Shenzhen in China were surveyed, based on which structural equation modelling was established to confirm the relationship between personal values, environmental beliefs and norms that lead to pro-environment behaviours. Green and non-green building occupants showed significant differences in altruistic values, environmental awareness, personal norms, and pro-environmental behaviours. Green building users had more frequent pro-environmental behaviours than those in non-green buildings. The strategies that require fewer additional efforts were more likely to be adopted as pro-environmental behaviours, such as meeting daily needs within walking distance and adjusting sunshades, while the strategies that need extra physical efforts (taking stairs) or knowledge (garbage sorting) were less likely to be adopted as pro-environmental behaviours. This study pointed out important intervention opportunities and discussed the possible design implications for green building guidelines and programmes to cultivate green occupants and their corresponding proenvironmental behaviours.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherMDPI AG
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom7714
dc.relation.ispartofissue18
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSustainability (Switzerland)
dc.relation.ispartofvolume12
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBuilt Environment and Design
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode12
dc.titleCan green building promote pro-environmental behaviours? The psychological model and design strategy
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationXie, X; Qin, S; Gou, Z; Yi, M, Can green building promote pro-environmental behaviours? The psychological model and design strategy, Sustainability (Switzerland), 2020, 12 (18), pp. 7714
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.date.updated2020-12-21T01:58:32Z
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gro.griffith.authorGou, Zhonghua


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