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Adaptability in energy efficient office building design

Akhimien, Noah Gethsemane ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8294-9329 and Dimuna, Kingsley 2022. Adaptability in energy efficient office building design. International Journal of Architecture, Arts and Applications 8 (3) , pp. 106-111. 10.11648/j.ijaaa.20220803.12

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Abstract

Office Buildings are expected to provide adequate support to different clerical operations considering CO2 emissions and adaptable spaces. However, most office buildings fall short of these requirements. This study aimed to promote Adaptability in energy-efficient office buildings. Hence, reducing CO2 emissions as it relates to climate change. Flexibility is a vital requirement in office operations, but most tenantable office buildings lack this, especially in fitting workspace into different work configurations. The research method was based on case studies using a descriptive method of data analysis to conduct qualitative and quantitative research in investigating patterns of adaptable office spaces considering eco-friendly energy sources for office operations. This allowed the study to evaluate the drawbacks of existing office buildings and to recommend the best strategies and flexible layouts. Studies revealed that most office buildings were not adaptable to different work settings traceable to dedicated office layouts to specific functions. The research recommended the best office arrangements/templates for effective operations, adaptability, and minimizing CO2 emissions. Consequently, office buildings should be responsive in providing flexible space and saving energy. To accomplish this development, the building must benefit from an integrated design approach that focuses on meeting a list of objectives that addresses CO2 emissions while at the same time offering users increased working satisfaction, productivity, and greater flexibility in different work conditions.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Earth and Environmental Sciences

Architecture
Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Cardiff Work Environment Research Centre (CWERC)
Engineering
Energy Systems Research Institute (ESURI)
Subjects: A General Works > AS Academies and learned societies (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Q Science > Q Science (General)
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TH Building construction
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adaptability, Buildings, Energy, Efficiency, Office
Additional Information: Copyright © 2022 Authors retain the copyright of this article. This article is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Publisher: Science Publishing Group
ISSN: 2472-1131
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Date of First Compliant Deposit: 2 August 2022
Date of Acceptance: 20 June 2022
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2022 11:44
URI: https://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/151654

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