Sustainable Green Architecture in the 21st Century: An Awareness Study



This study aimed to determine the awareness of the drafting technology students regarding sustainable green architecture in the department of technology teacher education of the college of education. The profile of the respondents in this study was gathered using the survey form. This study is conducted to one hundred fourteen (114) Drafting Technology Students. The respondents were 1st year- 4th year students of BSTTE-DT of College of Education, MSU-IIT, where the 4th year students has only 9 respondents or 7.8% were evaluated, in which majority of the total respondents were in the age of 18-19 with 55 respondents or 48.2%. In the gender, female were dominant with 75 respondents or 65.8%. The Combine Family Monthly Income Range of 10,000 and below was also dominant with the 69 respondents or 60.5%. Sadly only 9 respondents or 7% were knowledgeable about green architecture in which majority of them are not a resident of a green building with 83 respondents or 72.8%. Fortunately, Majority of the respondents were willing to design green buildings with 66 students or 57.9% with their desired type of building which is Double Storey Semi-D that has a 60 respondents or 52.6%. All the feature of a green building interests the respondents with the mean of 2.72, as they were asked. It means that the respondents are interested in all the feature. As to their response whether there is a need to develop green architecture, 107 respondents or 93.9% agreed together with their feedbacks that they are aware of the environmental concerns, issues and their reasons of developing green architecture. The respondents were aware on the environmental concerns and issues and also had the idea of what building and designing green can solve the issues and concerns. They are also aware that developing green architecture can save mother earth, the environment. Using a portfolio and a video presented to the respondents during the survey concerning sustainable green architecture was an advantage to the respondents to understand completely. There is no significant relationship between the socio-economic profile and feature of a green building of the respondents and also in the correlation between the perception and feature of a green building of the respondents. A further study for the future researchers are recommended, on a qualitative study on the Awareness in Sustainable Green Architecture were there qualitative responses will be analyzed and presented through content analysis.

Keywords: Green Architecture, Sustainable architecture, awareness on green architecture.

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