User Perception of High-Performance Schools


  • Mohd Najib Mohd Salleh School of Housing, Building & Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM, Penang, Malaysia
  • Mohd Zin Kandar Faculty of Build Environment, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM, Johor, Malaysia
  • Siti Rasidah Md Sakip Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA Perak, 32610 Seri Iskandar, Perak, Malaysia



Energy demand in buildings can reduce by improving energy efficiency. MS1525 has recommended that energy efficiency for Non-Residential Buildings in Malaysia to be not more than 135kWh/m²/year. A school building is a non-residential building and has major social responsibilities. Based on the theory of building energy-efficiency, energy efficiency can be achieved through three main factors: a) design of buildings; b) design of services; and c) user behavior. This study aims to investigate the user perceptions in High-Performance Schools.

Keywords: User perception; building energy index; building energy efficiency; school building.

eISSN 2514-7528 © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license ( Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.





How to Cite

Mohd Salleh, M. N., Kandar, M. Z., & Md Sakip, S. R. (2018). User Perception of High-Performance Schools. Journal of ASIAN Behavioural Studies, 3(10), 191-202.




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