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Fundamental Elements for Sustainable Design

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  • Department of Architecture, University Technology Malaysia, Skudai – 81310, Malaysia
  • Institute Sultan Iskandar, University Technology Malaysia, Skudai – 81310, Malaysia
  • Faculty of Technology Management and Business, University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Batu Pahat, Malaysia
  • Department of Architecture, Faculty of Built Environmental, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Kaduna State, Nigeria

Abstract


Objective: The study extract the fundamental elements needed for sustainable design considering fourteen (14) countries. Methods/Statistical Analysis: The study examined the elements used in different assessment tools for 14 countries, and found out the most used elements which almost all the assessment tools used them based on critical analysis. Findings: From the assessment tools five (5) most used elements were identified which are very important to sustainable design. Application/Improvement: In conclusion sustainable design will not be effective if any of the five (5) elements is eliminated, because it shows that for design to be effectively sustainable the 5 elements need to be included.

Keywords

Assessment Tools, Elements, Environmental Friendly, Fundamental, Sustainable Design.

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