Assessing the health and hygiene performance of apartment buildings
Health and safety, Hygiene, Performance measurement (quality), Buildings, Hong Kong
The recent global outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome has aroused public concern on environmental health and hygiene. Develops a practical assessment scheme for assessing the health and hygiene performance of apartment buildings in Hong Kong. The scheme involves assessing a hierarchy of building factors that have a bearing on environmental qualities, and thus occupants’ health. Proposes an index method to integrate the assessment outcomes into a simple and user‐ friendly performance indicator for public consumption. The index can inform the public of the health and hygiene risk of different buildings and facilitate building owners, developers, and government bodies to make more informed and socially responsible decisions on environmental health and hygiene improvement. Although the assessment scheme is tailored for the institutional and cultural settings of Hong Kong, the assessment framework for the development of the scheme is also applicable to other cities.
Ho, D. C.,Leung, H.,Wong, S.,& Cheung, A. (2004). Assessing the health and hygiene performance of apartment buildings. Facilities, 22 (3/4), 58-69. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/02632770410527789