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Alzaed, A and Boussabaine, A H (2012) A conceptual model for user-centred passive building design . In: Smith, S.D (Ed.), Proceedings 28th Annual ARCOM Conference, 3-5 September 2012, Edinburgh, UK. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 1467–77.
- Type: Conference Proceedings
- Keywords: conceptual modeling; passive building design; quantity surveying; user-centred design; user factors
- ISBN/ISSN: 978-0-9552390-6-9
- URL: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ar2012-1467-1477_Alzaed_Boussabaine.pdf
The integration of end user factors (EUFs) into passive building design processes is suggested to be of major importance for improving mental health and wellbeing of the building’s end-user (E-U). Currently, there is a lack of a robust approach that helps the designer to integrate these factors into the design processes. There is also a need to understand what the most relevant E-U factors are and how to integrate them into passive design processes. Hence, the thesis of this work is to address this challenge by proposing a systemic conceptual E-U centred passive building design model