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An Evaluation on the adoption of leed green building rating system in the Sri Lankan context

Show simple item record Jayasinghe, V De Silva, ML 2017-03-03T09:45:34Z 2017-03-03T09:45:34Z
dc.description.abstract Building design and construction activities worldwide have caused immense environmental issues. Thus. the concept of green buildings emerged focusing on increasing the efficiency of resource use -energy, water and materials while reducing building impacts on human health and the environment. Many green building rating systems have been developed by various countries while Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) of the United States is the most widely accepted throughout the world Yet. a benchmark for green buildings in Sri Lanka has not been established Therefore, this research paper presents the findings of a research which aimed at evaluating the LEED for New Construction (LEED-NC) green building rating systemfor its adoption in the Sri Lankan context. A quantitative research approach was followed to achieve the objectives. The preliminary survey identified the factors affecting the adoption of green building requirements locally while the detailed questionnaire survey evaluated the professionals' perception regarding the LEED-NC credit requirements in terms of three factors identified in the preliminary survey, namely, environmental compatibility, technical feasibility and initial incremental cost. Thefindings revealed that almost all of the LEED-NC credit points are environmentally compatible and technically feasible in Sri Lanka. Further, most of the credits were found to be achievable without incurring significant initial incremental costs. In addition, a strong link was observed between credit adoption patterns of LEEDNC credits in the existing LEED accredited green buildings and the above three parameters portraying that these parameters influence the adoption of LEED-NC credit requirements in Sri Lanka. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Green Building Rating Systems. LEED-NC, Sustainable Building Design and Construction. en_US
dc.title An Evaluation on the adoption of leed green building rating system in the Sri Lankan context en_US
dc.type Conference-Abstract en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Architecture en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Building Economics en_US
dc.identifier.year 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.conference 15th Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors Congress (PAQS) en_US Colombo en_US
dc.identifier.pgnos pp. 111 - 121 en_US
dc.identifier.proceeding Cost Management in a World Emerging from Adversity en_US vindu en_US

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