Development an Adaptive Environmental Assessment Method for Buildings

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DOI: 10.4236/jbcpr.2016.41004    3,274 Downloads   4,083 Views Citations
Author(s)
Amal Kamal Mohamed Shamseldin*

Affiliation(s)

Architectural Department, Faculty of Engineering, Ain-Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.

ABSTRACT

The idea behind this work is developing an adaptive method for the environmental assessment of buildings, to configure different versions according to the variables affecting them (spatial, temporal and associated with building characteristics) to suit different evaluated projects. This method may be applied using an electronic tool, which is in a development stage. Amending different assessment versions of the adaptive method is done by including the variables effect, according to set of steps, such as modifying the formulation of the assessment items, adjusting their estimation weights, and amending their achievement evaluation levels and their returned scores. When using the adaptive method, the assessment result of a building using a certain version differs from the results using other versions, even in the same country, so configuring an appropriate version due to the variables affecting the assessment helps getting more accurate results than the ones currently provided. The main goal of that research is to introduce the adaptive method that is proposed to ensure a fairer assessment results from the perspective of Green Architecture, and allow a more credible and accuracy of results comparison according to the environmental performance of buildings. The researcher analyzed the different main features she used in developing the adaptive method, the Comparative aspects between it and the current assessment methods, and the expected reached advantages from its usage. The paper arrived to the importance of adapting the environmental assessment of buildings according to the different affecting variables, and recommended developing the adaptive method and its tool to the stage of application to benefit its advantages.

KEYWORDS

Environmental Assessment Methods of Buildings, Spatial Variables, Temporal Variables, Natural Periodical, Sequential, and Sudden Variables, Adaptability

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Shamseldin, A. (2016) Development an Adaptive Environmental Assessment Method for Buildings. Journal of Building Construction and Planning Research, 4, 56-82. doi: 10.4236/jbcpr.2016.41004.
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