Environment and Ecology Research Vol. 6(2), pp. 102 - 111
DOI: 10.13189/eer.2018.060202
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Global World Wide Rating Systems Development and Implementation Guidelines

Ahmed Gomaa 1,2,*
1 Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University, Egypt
2 Environmental Engineering Department, International Virtual University, UK


As world population continues to expand, implementation of resource-efficient measures in all areas of human activity is imperative. The purpose of this research is to examine the history of Sustainable Building, main factors and categories and to provide a guideline for countries, parties and/or foundation interested in developing a Green Building rating systems. Various Green Building rating systems, their components, scoring system and main categories were discussed. It was found that, factors related to the economic dimension pillar was considered most followed by factors related to social dimension and the environmental dimension had the least intension from developers. The main goal of the study is not to rectify this action in rating system but to encourage rating system developers to choose the convenient to their specific cases and local conditions and to proceed with establishing a sustainable rating system. The research also invites the developers to balance the three sustainability pillars (Environmental, Economic and social) in their proposed systems.

Green Building, Economic, Environmental and Social Dimensions, Sustainability Pillars, Pollution, Energy

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[1] Ahmed Gomaa , "Global World Wide Rating Systems Development and Implementation Guidelines," Environment and Ecology Research, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 102 - 111, 2018. DOI: 10.13189/eer.2018.060202.

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Ahmed Gomaa (2018). Global World Wide Rating Systems Development and Implementation Guidelines. Environment and Ecology Research, 6(2), 102 - 111. DOI: 10.13189/eer.2018.060202.