Environment and Ecology Research Vol. 6(6), pp. 537 - 544
DOI: 10.13189/eer.2018.060603
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Research Method for the Selection of Building Materials and a Model Proposal

Orkun Alptekin 1,*, Gulser Celebi 2
1 Engineering & Architecture Faculty, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Eskisehir, Turkey
2 Architecture Faculty, Cankaya University, Ankara, Turkey


In environmentally-friendly architectural approaches, the importance of the building materials in the construction of buildings is undeniable. As with all products, the environmental effect of building materials is defined according to many environmental impact classes, and the values of such classes expressed in line with various criteria. In an environmentally-friendly architectural approach, criteria, such as embodied energy and local resource reserves play a significant role in the selection of materials. Therefore, a mixed material selection method that allows the comparison of different criteria and that lists them as part of a multiple-criteria decision-making method is indispensable when deciding upon the most appropriate materials. This study proposes a material selection model that is based on the Life Cycle Assessment method, and which can be used by all architects and disciplines, particularly in the construction sector. This study tests the model to support its validity.

Multiple-criteria Decision-making Methods, Life Cycle Assessment, Building Materials, Embodied Energy

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Orkun Alptekin , Gulser Celebi , "Research Method for the Selection of Building Materials and a Model Proposal," Environment and Ecology Research, Vol. 6, No. 6, pp. 537 - 544, 2018. DOI: 10.13189/eer.2018.060603.

(b). APA Format:
Orkun Alptekin , Gulser Celebi (2018). Research Method for the Selection of Building Materials and a Model Proposal. Environment and Ecology Research, 6(6), 537 - 544. DOI: 10.13189/eer.2018.060603.