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Evaluation of Wood Coverage on Building Facades Towards Sustainability

Hongpeng Xu (), Jing Li (), Jianmei Wu () and Jian Kang ()
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Hongpeng Xu: Key Laboratory of Cold Region Urban and Rural Human Settlement Environment Science and Technology, Ministry of Industry and Information, School of Architecture, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150006, China
Jing Li: Key Laboratory of Cold Region Urban and Rural Human Settlement Environment Science and Technology, Ministry of Industry and Information, School of Architecture, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150006, China
Jianmei Wu: Key Laboratory of Cold Region Urban and Rural Human Settlement Environment Science and Technology, Ministry of Industry and Information, School of Architecture, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150006, China
Jian Kang: Key Laboratory of Cold Region Urban and Rural Human Settlement Environment Science and Technology, Ministry of Industry and Information, School of Architecture, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150006, China

Sustainability, 2019, vol. 11, issue 5, 1-12

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.

Keywords: acceptance; wood coverage; building facade; eye-tracking; wood building; sustainability (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q Q0 Q2 Q3 Q5 Q56 O13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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