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Economic and technical considerations in pursuing green building certification : A case study from Iran

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Amiri, Ali
dc.contributor.author Ottelin, Juudit
dc.contributor.author Sorvari, Jaana
dc.contributor.author Junnila, Seppo
dc.date.accessioned 2020-03-06T15:26:52Z
dc.date.available 2020-03-06T15:26:52Z
dc.date.issued 2020-01-19
dc.identifier.citation Amiri , A , Ottelin , J , Sorvari , J & Junnila , S 2020 , ' Economic and technical considerations in pursuing green building certification : A case study from Iran ' , Sustainability (Switzerland) , vol. 12 , no. 2 , 719 . https://doi.org/10.3390/su12020719 en
dc.identifier.issn 2071-1050
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dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/43406
dc.description.abstract Buildings use 30-40% of all energy resources and are thus the main consumers in modern society. Moreover, buildings require a vast amount of different raw materials. During the last two decades, several green building certifications have been created in order to consider the social, economic, and environmental aspects of the sustainability of buildings. One of the most famous and widely used of these certifications is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). So far, the use of LEED has concentrated in the US and other developed countries. One reason that restricts the use of this point-based system certification in developing countries is the limited data about its costs. In this study, the extra cost of the certification process were evaluated, besides the changes needed in the design of the building to reach the points required by LEED. At the first stage, the number of points the case study earns in its current format (Scenario 1) were assessed, then the cost difference of getting either the Certified (Scenario 2) or Silver (Scenario 3) level LEED certification for the building was studied. It was found that besides some technical considerations, filling the criteria of the Certified and Silver level increases the total costs of construction by 3.4% and 5.9%, respectively. Further improvement of the building's energy efficiency would enable the attainment of a higher-level certification. The results of the study could help to promote the use of green building certifications inWestern Asia. en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
dc.relation.ispartofseries Sustainability (Switzerland) en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 12, issue 2 en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.title Economic and technical considerations in pursuing green building certification : A case study from Iran en
dc.type A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Department of Built Environment
dc.subject.keyword Cost
dc.subject.keyword Iran
dc.subject.keyword Leadership in energy and environmental design
dc.subject.keyword LEED
dc.subject.keyword Sustainable construction
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-202003062449
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/su12020719
dc.type.version publishedVersion

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