Impact of environmental assessment of green building materials on sustainable rating system

Usman Aminu Umar, Hassan Tukur, Mohd Faris Khamidi, Adam Umar Alkali

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    As education and concern pertaining to environmental and sustainability issues like implications of resources destruction, decrease in bio-diversity as well as climate change multiply, so has the need for housing developments that lead to less damaging effects on the environment, whilst enabling living standard to be sustained. Builders, developers and material providers have addressed this demand by creating approaches and technologies that minimize energy, water and main material consumption, decrease greenhouse gas emissions and sustain or enhance surrounding ecological systems and services. Several administration and non-governmental institutions in addition have aimed to change the sustainability of the building industry by developing green rating systems that can be used to evaluate the environmental performance of new and existing building. This paper discusses material resources criteria and the impact as a sustainable rating tool.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationGreen Building Technologies and Materials II
    EditorsZhili Cheng, Liqun Guo, Jing Wu
    Number of pages5
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Event2nd International Conference on Green Buildings Technologies and Materials - Wuhan, Wuhan, China
    Duration: 27 Dec 201228 Dec 2012

    Publication series

    NameAdvanced Materials Research
    ISSN (Print)1022-6680


    Conference2nd International Conference on Green Buildings Technologies and Materials
    Abbreviated titleGBTM 2012


    • Environmental Assessment
    • Green Building
    • Material
    • Sustainable Rating System

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