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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Environmental comfort in school buildings - A case study of awareness and participation of users
Author: Bernardi, N
Kowaltowski, DCCK
Abstract: This article describes the results of a study on user behavior in relation to environmental comfort conditions. A case study was conducted in school buildings in the region of the city of Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The methodology adopted was based on field observations of technical aspects of the school environment and of types of user behavior (interventions) that introduced changes in the classroom space. Questionnaires were applied to users. A follow-up study evaluated user perception of possible interventions. User knowledge on environmental comfort concepts was also assessed. The results of the case study showed few interventions by users in favor of their own comfort. Low participation results may, in part, be attributed to the context, where users, schoolchildren, are subject to discipline codes with restricted spontaneous behavior in favor of individual comfort. Environmental awareness should therefore be stimulated by teaching concepts of environmental comfort in primary and secondary schools.
Subject: environmental comfort
environmental awareness
school buildings
Country: EUA
Editor: Sage Publications Inc
Citation: Environment And Behavior. Sage Publications Inc, v. 38, n. 2, n. 155, n. 172, 2006.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1177/0013916505275307
Date Issue: 2006
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