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|Title||Sustainability Assessment of Buildings in the Gaza Strip: A Preliminary Framework|
|Title in Arabic||Sustainability Assessment of Buildings in the Gaza Strip: A Preliminary Framework|
considering the current global emphasize on implementing sustainable development strategies, the role of construction sector in this regard is significant. This has resulted in proposing several comprehensive systems that aim at the assessment of sustainability implementation in buildings. These systems are based on a comprehensive investigation of sustainability aspects depending on a set of well-defined indicators of building performance. In the Gaza Strip, Palestine, no such systems are implemented. Considering the great challenges that face implementing sustainability principles in Gaza, these assessment systems are essentially useful to mitigate these challenges. Therefore, the scope of building sustainability assessment methods and their applicability in the Gaza Strip is discussed in this study. Considering the reality of construction sector in the Gaza Strip, this study suggests a preliminary framework of buildings sustainability assessment. This framework is practical and focuses on the fields of land, energy, water, building materials, and health and well-being. Implementing this framework is expected to improve the local building environmental performance and increase people’s awareness regarding sustainability application in our built environment.
|Published in||6th International Engineering Conference (IEC6) on Energy-Efficient Buildings|
|Publisher||The Islamic University of Gaza|
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