Factors Influencing Users’ Preference for Green Features in Residential Buildings: Experience from Ibadan Municipality, Nigeria

Adejumo A. O.1, Oyewole M. O.2, Araloyin F. M.2 and Adebara T. M.3

1Department of Estate Management, Osun State University, Osogbo, Nigeria
2Department of Estate Management, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
3Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author: abiodun.adejumo@uniosun.edu.ng

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 Vol. 6 No. 1  | March 2022 | Pages 47 – 57 |   Cite this article

https://doi.org/10.36263/nijest.2022.01.0328

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The study examines factors influencing users’ preference for green features in residential buildings of Ibadan municipality, Nigeria. The study population comprised residents in the five local government area of Ibadan municipality. Using systematic sampling, 267 households were selected for questionnaire survey. Questionnaire was administered on the household heads in the study area. Data obtained were analyzed using percentages and relative importance index (RII). The result showed that ‘knowledge regarding benefits of green building’ with RII of 4.50 ranked first among factors that influence preference for green features. Other factors with high degree of influence on users’ preference for green features in residential building in the study area are the ‘level of education’ and ‘level of income’ with RII of 4.48 and 4.46 respectively. The knowledge of the outcome of this study is expected to benefit real estate investors and other stakeholders in property market and promote policy regarding green building development and investment in the country and other emerging nations of the world.

Keywords: Green buildings, Green features, Environmental degradation, Climate change, Global warming, Ibadan

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Adejumo A. O., Oyewole M. O., Araloyin F. M. and Adebara T. M., 2022. Factors Influencing Users’ Preference for Green Features in Residential Buildings: Experience from Ibadan Municipality, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Environmental Sciences and Technology, 6(1), pp. 47-57. https://doi.org/10.36263/nijest.2022.01.0328


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