Perceptions of Architecture Students on Energy-Saving and Emission Reduction in Green Building Design: A Case Study from a Chinese University
Hui Wang 1,2
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College of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Anhui Polytechnic University, Wuhu 241000, China
Technology Research Center of Green Building and Intelligent Construction Engineering of Wuhu City, Wuhu 241000, China
Gold Mantis School of Architecture, Soochow University, Suzhou 210098, China
Submission date: 2023-06-10
Final revision date: 2023-07-21
Acceptance date: 2023-08-07
Online publication date: 2023-10-27
Publication date: 2023-11-10
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Hui Wang   

College of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Anhui Polytechnic University, Wuhu 241000, China, China
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2023;32(6):5563–5570
The architectural design and the policies of energy-saving and emission-reduction proposed by the state are mutually influenced. In this case, the architecture major in colleges and universities should pay more attention to the training of talents under the policy to meet society’s need for talent. Universities are essential places for the personnel cultivation of architecture students, and it is necessary to understand the perceptions of such students about energy-saving and emission reduction in green building construction in China. Regarding their major (sophomore to graduate architecture students at Anhui Polytechnic University) and related courses about green buildings, this study assessed and compared students’ opinions about the energy-saving and emission reduction of green buildings. To achieve the research goals, 140 questionnaires were conducted among the students as mentioned above. The study results showed that most respondents believed it is essential to promote energysaving and emission reduction of green buildings in the context of high energy consumption in China’s buildings. Students thought that building energy-saving design and technology, building materials courses, and experimental teaching methods were more important in student teaching. It was also clear from the research that students spend more time in the dormitory and library, thus the energy-saving and emission-reduction technologies can focus on these building types. Based on the Chi-square test, the influence of gender and grade on the results of some questions was further investigated.