Users’ Perception towards Energy Efficient Buildings

  • Nadzirah Zainordin Faculty of Build Environment, IMPERIA Institute of Technology, Kelana Jaya, Selangor.
  • Siti Marina Abdullah Cheston International (J) Sdn Bhd, 43 Jalan Kuning Dua, Taman Pelangi,84000 Johor Bahru, Johor.
  • Zarita Ahmad@Baharum Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia


A well-designed energy efficient building maintains the best environment for human habitation while minimising the cost of energy. The energy efficient buildings are to improve the comfort levels of the occupants and reduce energy use (electricity, natural gas, etc) for heating, cooling and lighting (Development and Land Use Policy Manual for Australia, 2000 and United Nations, 1991). This paper is an inquiry to investigate the users' perceptions towards lights and space of energy-efficient buildings. The research is based on qualitative and quantitative data collection. The findings revealed that users have mixed feeling towards light and space especially with the use of new working practices i.e. hot desking, hotelling etc.

Keywords light, space, user perception, energy efßcient building.

eISSN 2514-751X © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license ( Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

How to Cite
ZAINORDIN, Nadzirah; ABDULLAH, Siti Marina; AHMAD@BAHARUM, Zarita. Users’ Perception towards Energy Efficient Buildings. Asian Journal of Environment-Behaviour Studies, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 6, p. 201-211, jan. 2018. ISSN 2514-751X. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 27 jan. 2020. doi:

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