Sustainability assessment, rating systems and historical buildings Case study: Rehabilitated construction in a university site
1 PhD. Student, Faculty of Art and Architecture, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
2 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Architecture, Tabriz Islamic Art University, Tabriz, Iran
3 Associate Professor, Faculty of Art and Architecture, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
Lecturer, Faculty of Architecture, Tabriz Islamic Art University, Tabriz, Iran
a Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
This paper explores the relationship between the indicators and different factors that “rating systems for green projects” concentrates on, and principles and factors considered in the rehabilitation of historical buildings. In recent years, different methods and systems concerned and improved for assessing environmental sustainability. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and BREEAM (Building Research Establishment (BRE) Environmental Assessment Method) are two most commonly used rating systems, established in U.S and UK. These systems comprise some categories and different factors to achieve environmentally responsible design. Firstly, this study focuses on the list of rating systems indicators and criteria. Secondly this paper investigates a historical rehabilitated building in the site of Tabriz Art University, as a case study and has tried to compile its green design elements. Finally, this work intends to compare mentioned elements with indicators and factors of building rating systems. Findings of the study revealed that “Materials and Resources”, “indoor environmental quality” and also “Sustainable Sites” ,the most significant indicator of rating systems, had major and important role in the rehabilitation of the building. Beyond this materials’ life cycle was considerable in construction.
Key words: Rating Systems / Materials Life cycle / Indicators / LEED / BREEAM / Rehabilitation
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