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|Title||Towards a Sustainable Interior Design of the Commercial Buildings in Gaza: Framework of Environmental Assessment Index|
This study confirms the need of incorporating sustainability into the interior design. this is due to the fact that the environmental issues have become a growing concern in the recent paradigm of interiors, which reflect awareness for both ecological aspects and inhabitants life qualify. Interior designers, organizations, institutes, firms and governments perceive the importance of sustainable interior design, yet they don‘t always put sustainability in practice. Insufficient promotion of sustainable aspects and effective barriers are blamed when implementing sustainability. In Gaza strip, the profession of interior design is rapidly growing and constantly developing. This indicates that reorienting interior design towards sustainable issues is no longer of a marginal benefit, rather, a pure professional necessity. Thus, The methodology adopted to addresses the question for addressing in this research include interviewing with specialist, some issues investigating inceptions, attitudes, behaviors of interior designers/architects at Gaza also, a sample of commercial project has been analyzed using the calculators developed for the most critical environmental problems energy and Indoor environment quality based on SKA- rating, NABERS, and PEARL systems. These calculators helped concluding recommendations regarding practicing sustainability in commercial interiors, which needs to be forced by legislations and laws. Thus, this study provided a wide variety of strategies for sustainable interior design. These recommendations include improvement of indoor air quality, visual comfort, acoustic comfort, thermal comfort, and energy consumption. Despite the fact that designers should be encouraged to practice these recommendations, this study argues that there is an urgent need to include them in buildings laws and legislations to protect and improve our built environment.
|Publisher||الجامعة الإسلامية - غزة|
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