Sustainability is understood to be the solution to environmental challenges. Sustainable architecture involves an environmentally friendly design, which has a minimum negative effect on the natural environment. Due to the basic environmental pollution caused by energy generation, improving the environmental performance must involve all sustainable building elements throughout design and energy efficiency. The aim of this study is to discuss sustainable building design in the context of green architecture principles, such as Eco-friendly and energy efficiency throughout the building performance. Furthermore, this paper deals with sustainable building performance, which depends on the sustainable design parameters implemented. This is a qualitative study whose methodology is based on descriptive and analytic methods. The discussion part includes comparison, analysis, and general discussion of the relevant information through the literature reviews and document information. This research depicts that building design parameters and building performance were faced with a conceptual revolution by the advent of sustainable buildings systems, even as the sustainability concept influences the occupants. Additionally the concept of the sustainable energy building ideals effect on the human thoughts and lifestyle, which it has contrast with last decades. For instance, in the hot climate, windows blind left open on the south facade of the building throughout summer can contribute to increasing heat gain, as the same time it's vital for having further mechanical cooling. However, if design operable windows in the left open overnights during winter, it would cause useless heating, overall the users have a major role in the whole building energy usage.
Reihaneh Aram, Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus
Halil Zafer Alibaba, Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus
Stream: Energy: Renewable Energy and Environmental Solutions
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