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Design of A Sustainable Building: A Conceptual Framework for Implementing Sustainability in the Building Sector

TL;DR: In this paper, a conceptual framework aimed at implementing sustainability principles in the building industry is presented, which includes resource conservation, cost efficiency and design for human adaptation, based on the sustainable triple bottom line principle.
Abstract: This paper presents a conceptual framework aimed at implementing sustainability principles in the building industry. The proposed framework based on the sustainable triple bottom line principle, includes resource conservation, cost efficiency and design for human adaptation. Following a thorough literature review, each principle involving strategies and methods to be applied during the life cycle of building projects is explained and a few case studies are presented for clarity on the methods. The framework will allow design teams to have an appropriate balance between economic, social and environmental issues, changing the way construction practitioners think about the information they use when assessing building projects, thereby facilitating the sustainability of building industry.
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TL;DR: A comprehensive review of literature on most widely used urban sustainability assessment tools is presented in this paper, where Qualitative Content Analysis (QCA) is employed to identify various themes/categories associated with various dimensions of sustainability.

149 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors investigated the role of LCA in the evaluation of energy efficiency and environmental performance of buildings and elaborated LCA of these constructions through the lens of international standards.

138 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, a review of the recent developments in 2D materials for photocatalytic applications involving the hydrogen evolution reaction and CO2 reduction is presented, and it is revealed that the use of 2D catalyst materials has great potential for commercialization in the near future to help overcome the energy crisis.
Abstract: The issues of global warming and fossil fuel shortage have increased the demand for clean and renewable energy. Many researchers are investigating strategies to produce hydrogen and reduce CO2 by using solar power. Two-dimensional (2D) materials, such as graphene, graphene derivatives, and transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), have been extensively used owing to their extraordinary electronic and optical properties. In this review, we investigate the recent developments in 2D materials for photocatalytic applications involving the hydrogen evolution reaction and CO2 reduction. The synthesis methods and the photocatalytic properties of TMDs and graphene-based 2D materials are thoroughly discussed. Moreover, a summary of the recently developed 2D nanostructures and devices for solar hydrogen production and CO2 reduction is presented, and it is revealed that the use of 2D catalyst materials has great potential for commercialization in the near future to help overcome the energy crisis.

115 citations

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TL;DR: This research proved that building materials can contribute significantly to the achievement of 13 goals and 25 targets of SDGs, and offered a possibility to motivate future research and further critical discussions on the topic.

115 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors analyzed the barriers to the adoption of the triple-bottom line of sustainability of the construction sector within the developing country of Malaysia, through a thorough review of the literature on the process of SC, which were then contextually customized via a pilot study and presented in the form of a hypothesized model.

108 citations

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01 Mar 2005
TL;DR: This book discusses green building construction, commissioning, and economic analysis of green buildings in the coming years, as well as future directions.
Abstract: Foreword.Preface.Chapter 1. Introduction and Overview.PART I. GREEN BUILDING FOUNDATIONS.Chapter 2. Background.Chapter 3. Green Building Assessment.Chapter 4. The Green Building Process.Chapter 5. Ecological Design.PART II. GREEN BUILDING SYSTEMS.Chapter 6. Sustainable Sites and Landscaping.Chapter 7. Energy and Atmosphere.Chapter 8. The Building Hydrologic System.Chapter 9. Closing Materials Loops.Chapter 10. Indoor Environmental Quality.PART III. GREEN BUILDING CONSTRUCTION, COMMISSIONING, AND ECONOMICS, AND FUTURE GREEN BUILDINGS.Chapter 11. Construction Options.Chapter 12. Building Commissioning.Chapter 13. Economic Analysis of Green Buildings.Chapter 14. Future Directions.Appendix A. Overview of LEED for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB).Appendix B. Rinker Hall LEED Certification.Index.

1,151 citations


"Design of A Sustainable Building: A..." refers background in this paper

  • ...Kibert [35], suggest selecting materials manufactured by environmentally responsible companies encourages their efforts at pollution prevention....

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  • ...Authors Proposed principles for sustainable building Miyatake [33] Minimization of resource consumption, maximization of resources reuse, use of renewable and recyclable resources, protection of the natural environment, create a healthy and non-toxic environment, and pursue quality in creating the built environment Cole and Larsson [34] Reduction in resource consumption (energy, land, water, materials), environmental loadings (airborne emissions, solid waste, liquid waste) and improvement in indoor environmental quality (air, thermal, visual and acoustic quality) Kibert [35] The creation and responsible management of a healthy built environment based on resource efficiency and ecological principles...

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TL;DR: In this paper, a review brings together research on life cycle assessment (LCA) applied within the building sector, focusing on the LCA methodology and tools employed in the built environment.

1,103 citations


"Design of A Sustainable Building: A..." refers background in this paper

  • ...The idea of sustainability involves enhancing the quality of life, thus allowing people to live in a healthy environment, with improved social, economic and environmental conditions [4]....

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TL;DR: The main objectives of this paper are to examine the development, role and limitations of current environmental building assessment methods in ascertaining building sustainability in different countries and to discuss the concept of developing a sustainability model for project appraisal based on a multi-dimensional approach that will allow alternatives to be ranked.

1,075 citations


"Design of A Sustainable Building: A..." refers background in this paper

  • ...It is also a way to portray the industry’s responsibility towards protecting the environment [3,17,21,22]....

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors present an overview of the basic principles of thermal insulation and to survey the most commonly used building insulation materials, their performance characteristics and proper applications, and the magnitude of energy savings as a result of using thermal insulation vary according to the building type, the climatic conditions at which the building is located as well as the type of the insulating material used.

780 citations


"Design of A Sustainable Building: A..." refers background in this paper

  • ...A well designed and installed insulation can reduce the amount of heat lost through the building envelope by at least half [48]....

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TL;DR: In this article, the evolution of the concept of sustainable development is used as a basis for advancing understanding of sustainable construction and a multi-stage framework is proposed which requires the application of Environmental Assessment and Environmental Management Systems for construction projects.
Abstract: The evolution of the concept of sustainable development is used as a basis for advancing understanding of sustainable construction. Principles of sustainable construction are developed and divided into four ‘pillars’ - social, economic, biophysical and technical - with a set of over-arching, process-oriented principles, to be used as a checklist in practice. A multi-stage framework is proposed which requires the application of Environmental Assessment and Environmental Management Systems for construction projects.

562 citations


"Design of A Sustainable Building: A..." refers background in this paper

  • ...It is also a way to portray the industry’s responsibility towards protecting the environment [3,17,21,22]....

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