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Indicators of Sustainable Construction in Eco Urban

Somayeh Roshanfekr ( Department of Architecture and Environment, Faculty Engineering and Built Environment, National University of Malaysia )
N.M. Tawil ( Department of Architecture and Environment, Faculty Engineering and Built Environment, National University of Malaysia )
N.A. Goh ( Department of Architecture and Environment, Faculty Engineering and Built Environment, National University of Malaysia )

Open House International

ISSN: 0168-2601

Article publication date: 1 June 2017

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Abstract

This research work is an introduction to sustainable construction. A few significant indicators and many related subsets, which are crucial to green sustainable construction and also to green buildings, are mentioned in this study. An ecocity is one that utilizes all the critical elements of the environment. Urban sustainable construction is a vital criterion in this context. Sustainable construction paves the way for the building industry to progress towards achieving realistic standards of performance, particularly in view of economic, environmental, and social concerns. Sustainability is a popular expression that has given rise to various activities throughout the world once people began to grasp the implications of sustainable construction. Sustainability, which is an important factor in reducing the negative environmental effects of construction, includes improving the control and efficiency in the use of raw materials, land and power consumption. The lifetime of a building is based on some factors that are prognostic regarding the manufacture, remodelling, support, utilization, and administration of the building, and finally, the sources of utilization and waste formation, annihilation and devastation. All of these give rise to a range of ecological issues in the life of a building. Generally, a sustainable building and construction involves a reduction in the utilization of energy and also wastage from the beginning of the construction process and throughout the lifecycle of the building. Moreover, the environment is faced with mounting devastation due to the exploitation of natural resources for building construction and the replacement of agronomic regions by residential areas.

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Roshanfekr, S., Tawil, N.M. and Goh, N.A. (2017), "Indicators of Sustainable Construction in Eco Urban", Open House International, Vol. 42 No. 2, pp. 43-48. https://doi.org/10.1108/OHI-02-2017-B0007

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