The GPRS-V2-2017-NB National Rating System of Sustainable New Buildings and Major Renovation: A Technical Evaluation

19 Pages Posted: 1 Feb 2019

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Hazem R. Bonna

Ph.D. in Sustainable Construction, Al-Azhar University, Faculty of Engineering, Civil Engineering Department, Cairo

Ahmed S. El-Hakim

Al-Azhar University, Cairo - Department of Civil Engineering

Hatem S. El-Behairy

Al-Azhar University, Cairo - Department of Civil Engineering

Date Written: January 28, 2019

Abstract

Worldwide, all the current sustainable rating systems are targeting fair and applicable rating criteria and conditions to best matching the circumstances and sustainable needs of every nation for their environmental conditions, equity needs, and economic concerns.

This paper is made to evaluate and measure the compliance of GPRS-V2-2017-NB (GPRS (2017) [1]), which is the Egyptian national rating system for sustainable new buildings and major renovation, with the sustainability concerns of the new construction (NC) market in Egypt through conducting a comparative analysis between this system and the authors' proposed sustainable rating & certification system for new construction in Egypt (Bonna, Hazem, R. (2018) [2]) to highlight most of the missing sustainability rating credits/issues which are necessary for Egypt and not found within the GPRS-V2-2017-NB rating system.

Fowler and Rauch [3] performed a comparative analysis of five international green building rating systems to check their compliance criteria to rate green projects inside USA, where the authors concluded that BREEAM was inapplicable to all the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) project types, CASBEE employment in GSA building classification is not possible, and LEED was the only rating system that is applicable to all GSA project types.

Keywords: GPRS, Rating, Sustainable, Green, New Buildings, Egypt.

JEL Classification: Q01, Q56

Suggested Citation

Bonna, Hazem R. and El-Hakim, Ahmed S. and El-Behairy, Hatem S., The GPRS-V2-2017-NB National Rating System of Sustainable New Buildings and Major Renovation: A Technical Evaluation (January 28, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3324044 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3324044

Hazem R. Bonna (Contact Author)

Ph.D. in Sustainable Construction, Al-Azhar University, Faculty of Engineering, Civil Engineering Department, Cairo ( email )

Naser City
Autostrade Road
Cairo
Egypt

Ahmed S. El-Hakim

Al-Azhar University, Cairo - Department of Civil Engineering ( email )

Cairo
Egypt

Hatem S. El-Behairy

Al-Azhar University, Cairo - Department of Civil Engineering ( email )

Cairo
Egypt

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