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Evaluation of Wood Coverage on Building Facades Towards Sustainability

Xu, H; Li, J; Wu, J; Kang, J; (2019) Evaluation of Wood Coverage on Building Facades Towards Sustainability. Sustainability , 11 (5) , Article 1407. 10.3390/su11051407. Green open access

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Abstract

This study explores the acceptance of different wood coverages on building facades with the aim of optimization of materials, and in turn improving overall sustainability. It firstly develops the principal physical variables and evaluation criteria; then, test models are created using an orthogonal design experiment; finally, two evaluation methods are used to comprehensively test acceptance, based on a questionnaire and an eye-tracking study. The results show that: (1) The effects of the amount of wood coverage and the wood patterns are significant, whereas the effect of material combinations is insignificant. (2) The acceptance of building facades is at the highest level when the amount of wood coverage is 65%. (3) The amounts of wood coverage for facades in the range of 35% to 50% are effective when designing the facade of wood buildings, in order to implement the dual targets of saving wood and higher acceptance.

Type: Article
Title: Evaluation of Wood Coverage on Building Facades Towards Sustainability
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.3390/su11051407
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.3390/su11051407
Language: English
Additional information: © 2019 by the Authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Keywords: acceptance, wood coverage, building facade, eye-tracking, wood building, sustainability
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School Env, Energy and Resources
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10073226
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