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      DEVELOPING A FOCUS FOR GREEN BUILDING OCCUPANT TRAINING MATERIALS

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          With the shift from conventional to green buildings a need emerges to train staff on how to work within them. Building occupants control many of the green building technologies, which makes it necessary to educate occupants on the differences between using a green building versus a conventional building in order to secure the green building’s success. The breadth of information that is necessary for an occupant to know in order to change their behaviors to be in accord with the high performing building they occupy makes it necessary to use a systematic method to reduce the information provided in trainings. This study employs a decision matrix approach as an objective means to narrow the focus of the training. A case study is used to implement the methods developed in this study. A focus group evaluated the effectiveness of the decision matrix. Results from the focus group showed that staff was active in waste reduction behaviors, but not in energy efficient actions. This supported the outcome of the decision matrix in finding relevant, necessary information for the training.

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                Journal
                jgrb
                Journal of Green Building
                College Publishing
                1552-6100
                1943-4618
                1943-4618
                Spring 2009
                : 4
                : 2
                : 175-184
                Author notes

                1Corresponding author. Graduate Student, MLA, Chatham University, dsteinberg10@ 123456gmail.com .

                2PhD Candidate, University of Pittsburgh, mmnelson@ 123456pitt.edu .

                3Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh, schunn@ 123456pitt.edu .

                4Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh, ael30@ 123456pitt.edu .

                Article
                jgb.4.2.175
                10.3992/jgb.4.2.175
                ©2009 by College Publishing. All rights reserved.

                Volumes 1-7 of JOGB are open access and do not require permission for use, though proper citation should be given. To view the licenses, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/

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                Pages: 10
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                RESEARCH ARTICLES

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