Technical Evaluation of BREEAM-International-NC-2016 for Rating of Sustainable New Construction Outside the UK

22 Pages Posted: 2 Apr 2019

See all articles by Hazem R. Bonna

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: March 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 & measure the compliance of BREEAM-International-NC-2016 sustainable rating system with the sustainability concerns of the new construction market outside the UK through considering Egypt as an example and conducting a detailed comparative analysis between the BREEAM-International-NC-2016 sustainable rating system and the authors' proposed sustainable rating system for new construction in Egypt (Bonna, Hazem (2018)) to highlight most of the missing sustainability rating elements which are necessary for Egypt and not found within the BREEAM-International-NC-2016 rating system.

Sev considered that international building assessment tools have difficulties in their implementation in developing countries lacking regional adaptations. The author also added that most of the well-known building environmental assessment tools are not flexible for cultural and regional variations.

Keywords: BREEAM, Sustainable, New Construction, UK, Assessment

JEL Classification: Q01, Q20, Q34, Q50, Q53, Q54, Q56

Suggested Citation

Bonna, Hazem R. and El-Hakim, Ahmed S. and El-Behairy, Hatem S., Technical Evaluation of BREEAM-International-NC-2016 for Rating of Sustainable New Construction Outside the UK (March 28, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3361488 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3361488

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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