Proposed Structure of Eco-Green Building with Health Facilities and Public Spaces in Timberland Heights, San Mateo, Rizal
Keywords:proposed structure, eco-green building, health facilities, public spaces
Buildings for malls, hospitals, schools, and offices have specific usage. Malls are for shopping and dining at fancy restaurants and fast-food chains. Hospital is where people who are sick or injured are given medical care. Offices are for people who work with a degree. A proposed structure of the Eco-Green Building with health facilities and public spaces can be all in one. This study utilized quantitative-experimental research methods of design. This study also utilized a questionnaire to the level of acceptability of the miniature of Eco Green Building with health facilities and public spaces in terms of construction materials, procedural methodology, structural designs, eco-friendliness in health facilities and public spaces, and overall project demonstration. Purposive sampling was utilized in this study to select 5 civil engineers and 10 4th-year Environmental Engineering students. The results showed that civil engineers obtained an overall weighted mean of 3.67, which was interpreted as highly acceptable, while 4th-year Environmental Engineering students obtained an overall weighted mean of 3.80, which was interpreted as highly acceptable. The difference between the assessments of the two groups of respondents in terms of construction materials, procedural methodology, structural designs, eco-friendliness of health facilities and public spaces, and overall project demonstration, was significant. The t-computed value was 2.0339, and the t-critical value was 2.650. Therefore, the Eco Green Building miniature with health facilities and public spaces is accepted. The respondents recommended using eco-friendly paint that absorbs dust, use light-colored paint, add more trees; and add some flowers for further improvement of this project.