A Literature Review on Healthy Buildings Based on Various Perspectives

Louferinio Royanto Amatkasmin, Mohammed Ali Berawi, Mustika Sari

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Existing healthy building standards and guidelines are based on the dose exposure point of view, where certain doses of safe or comfortable exposure to light, sound, air quality, water quality and indoor temperature are established. This poses a substandard outlook of designing a healthy indoor environment which is defined by more than just levels of exposure that are safe. This research presents a literature review that provides a new outlook on healthy building which is more user-centric and improves occupant quality of life by considering the mental and physical health effects, and the effect of the built environment on its occupants. Literature was collected on indoor environmental quality parameters: indoor air quality, thermal comfort, visual comfort, and acoustic comfort in relation to different perspectives. The current body of knowledge still needs more research on specific health effects of buildings on occupants in order to augment existing standards and guidelines. Literature shows that there is a surge of awareness that the buildings we utilize have a tremendous hold on our health and life quality. In the future a shift in mindset and practice is essential to ensure further advancement in the construction industry.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Second International Conference of Construction, Infrastructure, and Materials - ICCIM 2021
EditorsHan Ay Lie, Monty Sutrisna, Joewono Prasetijo, Bonaventura H.W. Hadikusumo, Leksmono Suryo Putranto
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9789811679483
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event2nd International Conference of Construction, Infrastructure, and Materials, ICCIM 2021 - Jakarta, Indonesia
Duration: 26 Jul 202126 Jul 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Civil Engineering
ISSN (Print)2366-2557
ISSN (Electronic)2366-2565


Conference2nd International Conference of Construction, Infrastructure, and Materials, ICCIM 2021


  • Built environment
  • Green building
  • Healthy building design
  • Indoor environmental quality


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