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Title: Assessment of energy credits for the enhancement of the Egyptian Green Pyramid Rating System
Authors: Abdel Aleem, SHE
Zobaa, AF
Abdel Mageed, HM
Keywords: Analytic Hierarchy Process;Decision making;Energy credits;Energy rating systems;Green energy
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Energy Policy, 87: 407 - 416, (2015)
Abstract: Energy is one of the most important categories in the Green Building Rating Systems all over the world. Green Building is a building that meets the energy requirements of the present with low energy consumption and investment costs without infringing on the rights of forthcoming generations to find their own needs. Despite having more than a qualified rating system, it is clear that each system has different priorities and needs on the other. Accordingly, this paper proposes a methodology using the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) for assessment of the energy credits through studying and comparing four of the common global rating systems, the British Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM), the American Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), the Australian Green Stars (GS), and the PEARL assessment system of the United Arab Emirates, in order to contribute to the enhancement of the Egyptian Green Pyramid Rating System (GPRS). The results show the mandatory and optional energy credits that should be considered with their proposed weights according to the present and future needs of green Egypt. The results are compared to data gathered through desk studies and results extracted from recent questionnaires.
URI: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301421515301191
http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/11605
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2015.09.033
ISSN: 0301-4215
Appears in Collections:Dept of Electronic and Computer Engineering Research Papers

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