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more Sustainable buildings, the more Sustainable societies

Nima Norouzi
2020 Energy Studies Review  
The evaluating methods and scoring mechanisms are based on the energy category as one of the primary assessment measures.  ...  Finally, the methods of building sustainability assessment have been compared in these Criteria dimensions: ecological, social, and economical.  ...  Evaluation and weighting of criteria for green buildings from SE2 aspects. 2. Development of a new knowledge-based expert system to assess the level of efficiency of green buildings from SE2 aspects.  ... 
doi:10.15173/esr.v24i1.4295 fatcat:b3cxbjpstbf35ajsewkvjudsiq

Adoption of Green Building Assessment Systems to Existing Buildings under Kazakhstani Conditions

Alexey Remizov, Aizhan Tukaziban, Zhuldyz Yelzhanova, Tokzhan Junussova, Ferhat Karaca
2021 Buildings  
Typically, the sustainability level of a building is evaluated by specified certification systems through rating assessment tools.  ...  A set of assessment criteria and measures were suggested, and 43 existing buildings were assessed. Only eight buildings reached a high rating level.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/buildings11080325 fatcat:yk7i22hd3rawvptc44iew3laba

Developing a green building assessment tool for developing countries – Case of Jordan

Hikmat H. Ali, Saba F. Al Nsairat
2009 Building and Environment  
The outcome of the research was a suggested green building assessment tool (SABA Green Building Rating System) -computer based program -that suits the Jordanian context in terms of environmental, social  ...  The purpose of this research is to contribute to a better understanding of the concept of green building assessment tool and its role for achieving sustainable development through developing an effective  ...  Acknowledgements The authors gratefully acknowledge the assistance of the key actors who participated in the survey, and the comments of three anonymous referees on the first draft of this paper.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2008.07.015 fatcat:i2c76cq47rdfxh7wcnc3gasnoy

Customized performance evaluation approach for Indian green buildings

Rajat Gupta, Matt Gregg, Sanyogita Manu, Prasad Vaidya, Maaz Dixit
2018 Building Research & Information  
As academia is considered to be an initial primary outlet of BPE, a survey of experts is conducted to investigate the drivers and barriers for implementing BPE-based methods in educational curricula.  ...  The green building movement in India is lacking an important link: ensuring that the design intent of such buildings is actually realized.  ...  Acknowledgement This study was undertaken as part of a Newton Fund UK-India research project on learning building performance evaluation (BPE) for improved design and engineering in India (Learn-BPE).  ... 
doi:10.1080/09613218.2019.1525962 fatcat:ayp5std54jfldi7omxchshdsu4

Assessing the Sustainability of Existing Buildings Using the Analytic Hierarchy Process

Lucio V. Rosa
2013 American Journal of Civil Engineering  
This paper present an application of the sustainability concept applied to buildings, as well as, a contribution to the development of practices, methodology and tools for evaluation of already existing  ...  In order to achieve that, this study will detail how current systems to evaluate building performance operate, and how can we improve them.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors gratefully acknowledge the assistance of the key actors who participated in the survey.  ... 
doi:10.11648/j.ajce.20130101.14 fatcat:id6pvkustjbwhh42pmwgoqr57q

A belief rule-based environmental responsibility assessment for small and medium-sized enterprise

Anar Bazarhanova, Ah-Lian Kor, Colin Pattinson
2016 2016 Future Technologies Conference (FTC)  
BRB systems consist of two parts: Knowledge Base and Inference Engine, which are used to derive valid conclusions from rules, established by experts with domain-specific knowledge.  ...  .  Abstract-This research proposes the use of a Belief Rule-Based approach to assess an enterprise's level commitment to environmental issues.  ...  The authors are grateful to referees for their feedback comments that have helped to improve the quality of the system.  ... 
doi:10.1109/ftc.2016.7821673 fatcat:vs65got3graz5aqwsxfp35obyq

Strategies for Promoting Green Building Technologies Adoption in the Construction Industry—An International Study

Albert Ping Chuen Chan, Amos Darko, Ernest Effah Ameyaw
2017 Sustainability  
Because green building technologies (GBTs) adoption is a promising way of ameliorating the sustainability performance of buildings, GBTs are receiving increased interest in the global construction community  ...  After a comprehensive literature review to identify strategies for the promotion of GBTs adoption, empirical data were gleaned through a questionnaire survey with 104 green building experts around the  ...  According to Ali and Al Nsairat [76] , a green building rating system is a tool for assessing whether a building is "green", and after detailed assessment, the building is given a green label and rank  ... 
doi:10.3390/su9060969 fatcat:of5sauy6kjfujev5d3ioyc5j5e

Providing a Fuzzy Expert System to Assess the Maturity Level of Companies in Manufacturing Excellence in the Food Industry of Iran

2017 International Journal of Engineering  
Then, these weights were used to build If-Then rules of decision system. This reduced the supernumerary rules of the system, and provided a more real If-Then rule base.  ...  A B S T R A C T This study seeks to develop a fuzzy expert system to help managers in assessing their effectiveness and position of their business on the manufacturing excellence track.  ...  There is a need for new performance variables to perform the assessment based on shared goals and business. In order to stay at the top, one must act at the highest level.  ... 
doi:10.5829/idosi.ije.2017.30.04a.11 fatcat:uicvreff35gdhb4ivqodzjyqbu

Framework for A decision matrix in Green Project Management processes [chapter]

Mustafa Al-tekreeti, MSc in Engineering Systems Management, Abu Dhabi, UAE., Salwa Beheiry, Civil Engineering Department, The American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE
2016 World Sustainable Development Outlook 2020  
mmanagement process, the creation of a GPMP index and the linkage of a decision matrix to the index for major program and project evaluation.  ...  A decision matrix for GPMPs can assist in decoding all the information required to make green conscious decisions at the various stages of the project.  ...  building systems Check, assess, and test building equipments as well as building systems to identify their reliability, efficiency, and performance level Develop a tailored energy management system softwares  ... 
doi:10.47556/b.outlook2016.14.16 fatcat:2xr7ustlbfa3zci3mhmlyxkn2i

Sustainable Building in Malaysia: The Development of Sustainable Building Rating System [chapter]

Ar Zuhairuse MD Darus, Nor Atikah
2012 Sustainable Development - Education, Business and Management - Architecture and Building Construction - Agriculture and Food Security  
Aspect Framework of Green Mark and SBTool Basis for comparison The bases of comparison for the tools are facility and an external standard or other level of acceptability.  ...  The performance of the objective building can finally be express with simple charts. Result of Green Mark The result of Green Mark assessment method for LEO building is 81/100.  ... 
doi:10.5772/27624 fatcat:kwb3tze34ncsrdglwqbugq5eoq

Integrated modelling for Sustainability Appraisal for Urban River Corridor (re)-development

Vikas Kumar, J.R. Rouquette, D.N. Lerner
2012 Procedia Environmental Sciences  
The BN approach allows model complexity to be reduced to a level appropriate for an assessment process, whilst still taking complex system interactions implicitly into account.  ...  Experts" assessment logics were captured through mind mapping and further expert elicitation was used to develop an integrated model for SA.  ...  Acknowledgements We thank the URSULA project team and external experts for their help in the integrated model development.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.proenv.2012.01.062 fatcat:wtiyvutk5jcrnf5sdpxhvpjmnm

Investigating Factors Affecting Material Selection: The Impacts on Green Vernacular Building Materials in the Design-Decision Making Process

Ibuchim Ogunkah, Junli Yang
2012 Buildings  
Through the analysis of frequency data and results of a pilot study, it identifies some of the potential factors that will impact architects decisions in their choice of green vernacular building materials  ...  The application of the criteria for the quantitative evaluation and selection of the best alternative building material, using the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) model, are discussed.  ...  Acknowledgments This work has been co-supported by the University of Westminster, UK and The Rivers State Sustainable Development Agency.  ... 
doi:10.3390/buildings2010001 fatcat:sgsfc7puuvamrovwpzee6y3rqy

A Framework of Building Sustainability Assessment System for the Commercial Buildings in Kazakhstan

Akhanova, Nadeem, Kim, Azhar
2019 Sustainability  
The framework was developed based on the review of building performance assessment methods such as leadership in energy and environmental design (LEED), building research establishment environmental assessment  ...  The introduction of the framework is expected to serve as a reference for establishing the regional building sustainability assessment tool that will aid to increase the awareness of the public and help  ...  Experts agreed that building commissioning is essential for adequate operation and performance of energy systems in buildings.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su11174754 fatcat:nkkkuvub5regtkzvm4fatswkim

Using Fussy Analytic Network Process to Explore the Factors of Performance Housing Refurbishment in Taiwan

Peddy Pi-Ying Lai
2015 Acta Oeconomica  
In view of performance assessment related literatures in the past, the methods adopted for evaluating and analyzing the policy performance indicators generally included: the Analytic Hierarchy Process  ...  construct green buildings in line with the environmental protection standards, improve the living environment, and to bring together and conduct joint participation with owners of buildings and the general  ...  reuse (5.78%), the adoption of green building materials (4.52%), and green roof and three-dimensional greening (4.05%), a total of 10 assessment indicators.  ... 
doi:10.1556/032.65.2015.s2.17 fatcat:ru4e32f5efgqrba2ahdzg7zs4m

Green building performance prediction/assessment

Konstantinos Papamichael
2000 Building Research & Information  
This paper focuses on the use of computer-based tools for predicting and assessing building performance with respect to environmental impact criteria for the design of green buildings.  ...  Finally, it includes analyses of the cost and benefits of green performance prediction and assessment.  ...  Moreover, a variety of green performance assessment tools are becoming available, most of which are in the form of rating systems based on sets of predefined criteria.  ... 
doi:10.1080/096132100418546 fatcat:3ou3p7ccf5aq7ll3txlxuykr7i
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