Journal article

Environmental and social sustainability–emergence of well-being in the built environment, assessment tools and real estate market implications

V Danivska, C Heywood, M Christersson, E Zhang, S Nenonen

Intelligent Buildings International | Informa UK Limited, Taylor & Francis Group | Published : 2019


Well-being has emerged as the new ‘green’ for buildings thought to reward occupiers, property owners, developers and other concerned actors. The new assessment tools for well-being are seen as the next step of currently widely used ‘traditional’ sustainability tools. However, a lack of knowledge globally about these tools, their compatibility and general adoption in the market due to the newness of the topic inspired this study. In the research, we aim at developing a deeper understanding of the well-being and social sustainability perspective as an innovation in relation to the built environment. The study consists of a literature review, a desktop study of sustainability and well-being rat..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Researchers thank Finnish Work Environment Fund, Foundation for Economic Education and Rakli ry fund for supporting the study and preparation of this research paper through personal and travel grants.