Occupants' engagement for indoor air quality of middle income housing in Jakarta-Indonesia

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Abstract

The construction of middle-income housing in the city is an efficient way to land and to optimize the carrying capacity of the environment. The air quality condition of Jakarta City is still strived to be better, and this condition will certainly affect the health of the population in housing. In urban vertical housing, air conditioners become necessary equipment because they can regulate air circulation, and reduce pollutants from indoor to outdoor. The pollution, such as bad smell and poisonous gas, that comes from a neighboring unit can affect the comfort of the other units. The purpose of this research is to assess the occupants' engagement that influences the community implementing the indoor air quality (IAQ) sustainability in middle-income housing in Jakarta. This research is conducted by identifying the characteristic of occupants: managers and residents, exploring the occupants' interaction when applying healthy living habits in this middle-income housing, and analyzing the occupant's participatory relationships in optimizing the indoor air quality. The partial least squares method via SmartPLS is used for the research analysis. The result of the analysis shows that the involvement of both residents and managers is needed for developing healthy lifestyles, which affect the IAQ in the middle-income housing units. This suggests that the local government of Jakarta needs to make the community engagement program a requirement in the middle-income housing development regulations to support the administrative, technical, and ecological requirements for health sustainability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-241
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of GEOMATE
Volume19
Issue number73
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020

Keywords

  • Indoor air quality
  • Middle-income housing
  • Occupant engagement
  • SmartPLS

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