Sustainable architectural application in the gulf states – post occupancy evaluation, Case study of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Conference Paper
نوع عمل المنشور: 
Sustainable Architecture in Saudi Arabia Green Architecture User Satisfaction with Sustainable Archi
اسم المؤتمر: 
Symposium on Improving Building Systems in Hot and Humid Climates
تاريخ المؤتمر: 
الثلاثاء, آب (اغسطس) 10, 2010
المنظمة الراعية: 
Energy Systems Laboratory
مستخلص المنشور: 

This study aimed at studying, analyzing, and assessing sustainability experiment in KSA through estimating buildings established and designed in many sites at the kingdom. But these buildings were analyzed from the descriptive method, in addition to extracting special standards through the users of these buildings. The opinions of the users were taken through a questionnaire for extracting the satisfaction level about the sustainable buildings in KSA. Above all, meetings with the people of specialty who designed the buildings were held and compared before and after design, together with the method of visualizing the subject. The study considered all elements and terms used in order to extract some helpful results for the decision makers, together with putting strategies and an approach for designing the sustainable buildings in the kingdom. The findings indicated that the user is affected by the sustainable measures taken in designing and construction of these buildings. Many factors affected the satisfaction level of the users including the cultural, social and economic factors.