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A Framework of Building Sustainability Assessment System for the Commercial Buildings in Kazakhstan

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dc.contributor.author Akhanova, Gulzhanat
dc.contributor.author Nadeem, Abid
dc.contributor.author Kim, Jong R.
dc.contributor.author Azhar, Salman
dc.date.accessioned 2019-12-11T05:45:55Z
dc.date.available 2019-12-11T05:45:55Z
dc.date.issued 2019-08-30
dc.identifier.citation Akhanova, Nadeem, Kim, & Azhar. (2019). A Framework of Building Sustainability Assessment System for the Commercial Buildings in Kazakhstan. Sustainability, 11(17), 4754. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11174754 en_US
dc.identifier.other 000486877700242
dc.identifier.uri http://nur.nu.edu.kz/handle/123456789/4353
dc.description https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/11/17/4754 en_US
dc.description.abstract Many building assessment tools exist for guiding building facilities toward sustainability. Some tools are internationally recognized while others are for specific countries based on local needs. This study endeavored to develop a building sustainability assessment framework for Kazakhstan. The framework was developed based on the review of building performance assessment methods such as leadership in energy and environmental design (LEED), building research establishment environmental assessment methodology (BREEAM), comprehensive assessment system for building environmental efficiency (CASBEE), and international initiative for sustainable built environment (SBTool), and considering the local conditions in Kazakhstan. A two-round Delphi survey was employed to develop the assessment categories and indicators by local experts from the architecture, engineering, and construction industry. Mean and standard deviation values were used to analyze the survey data and to make the decision on the level of agreement amongst the Delphi panelists. The proposed framework consists of nine assessment categories, 46 assessment indicators, and 142 parameters covering the four climatic regions in Kazakhstan and considering the environmental, social, and economic perspectives of the country’s sustainable development goals. The introduction of the framework is expected to serve as a reference for establishing the regional building sustainability assessment tool that will aid to increase the awareness of the public and help policymakers to solve sustainability-related issues in Kazakhstan. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher MDPI en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/ *
dc.subject sustainability en_US
dc.subject sustainable construction en_US
dc.subject building sustainable assessment framework en_US
dc.subject Kazakhstan en_US
dc.title A Framework of Building Sustainability Assessment System for the Commercial Buildings in Kazakhstan en_US
dc.type Article en_US
workflow.import.source science


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