The 4th International Sustainable Buildings Symposium (ISBS 2019) (www.isbs2019.gazi.edu.tr) was held on July 18-20, 2019 in the City of Dallas, Texas, USA, in cooperation with Texas Tech University, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Ankara University, and Gazi University and in collaboration with the American Institute of Architects Dallas Chapter (AIA Dallas), and the US Green Building Council North Texas Chapter (USGBC North Texas). The North Texas Sustainable Showcase (NTSS 2019), co-organized regularly by AIA Dallas and USGBC North Texas every year, hosted the ISBS 2019 special this year.Go to the book
Sustainable building design concept, which has emerged in the construction sector in recent years, has appeared as a response to environmental pollution caused by the construction sector. In the context of sustainable building design, it is intended to create built environment sensitive to environmental, economic, and social problems. Within the scope of this study, sustainable building design is contextualized by a holistic conceptual scheme considering aspects, strategies, criteria, and procedures of creating an environmental, economic, and social awareness by taking into account how to design sustainable buildings. According to the suggested scheme, strategies of environmentally sustainable building design aspect are classified as site efficiency, water efficiency, energy efficiency, and material efficiency; strategies of economically sustainable building design aspect are classified as resource efficiency and cost efficiency; and strategies of socially sustainable building design are classified as health and well-being and public awareness. Furthermore, related criteria for each strategy and related procedures for each criterion are determined. This scheme is intended to indicate the responsibilities of the construction sector in the context of environmental, economic, and social sustainability and to guide the actors of the construction sector and the researchers in this sense.
Part of the book: Sustainable Buildings
Part of the book: ISBS 2019