Green Buildings: The Role of HFE

  • Erminia Attaianese


Considering the critical impact of construction sector on sustainable development, a number of green building assessment systems and rating tools have been developed to foster building stakeholders, professionals, and consumers, to request, adopt, and implement sustainable goals in the design of buildings. Starting from a literature review on relationships between HFE and building sustainability, the chapter investigates the current role of HFE in the design of green sustainable buildings. A comparison of the main sustainable rating tools, from the human factors perspective, is presented in order to identify where, how, and what human-related factors are included in the assessment criteria. A discussion about the contribution that HFE has already done, and may further provide, to the green building domain is proposed.


Green building rating tools Indoor Environmental Quality Building controls User controls LEED BREEAM GreenStar Building construction Building maintenance Workplace layout and design 


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  • Erminia Attaianese
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  1. 1.Department of ArchitectureUniversity of Naples Federico IINaplesItaly

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