A Study on Factors Influencing Environmental Real Estate User Behaviour at Office Premises


  • R. M. K. S. Rasnayake University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka
  • P C Kaluthanthri University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka




Corporate Real Estate (CRE) managers must concentrate on the occupant behaviour to reduce the environmental impact of the buildings. Thus, the main purpose of this paper is to analyse the factors effect on the real estate user behaviour at their working place, especially at office. Primary data were collected by distributing structured questionnaires among 250 office employees of Sethsiripaya Stage I Administrative complex, Sri Lanka, with a valid response rate of 213. Simple random sampling techniques were used to gather data. The partial least squares structural equation modelling was used based on the self-reported data obtained from representative sample office employees. The findings revealed that environment attitudes and mindfulness have positive and significant effect on Environmental Real Estate User Behaviour (EREUB) while perceived wealth and environmental education positively contribute to environmental attitudes. Further, it is confirmed that perceived busyness positively effect on mindfulness. The originality of this study lies in providing theoretical and empirical evidence regarding the effect of environmental attitudes and mindfulness, expressly on EREUB model, which has been empirically examined in the context of Sri Lankan employees who work in administrative office complex in Sri Lanka.

Keywords: Mindfulness, Environmental Awareness, Environmental Real Estate User Behaviour