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Research Paper | Engineering | United Arab Emirates | Volume 6 Issue 8, August 2017
Conceptual Framework for Implementing Sustainability in Abu Dhabi Residential Building Projects
Khaled Alobaidi | Dr. Abdelgadir M. Mahmoud  | Dr. Shadiya Baqutayan
Abstract: This paper presents a conceptual framework aimed at implementing sustainability in Abu Dhabi Residential Building projects. The proposed framework based on the sustainability pillars in Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (AUPC) and ESTIDAMA practice including the Green Building Procedures and follow the ESTIDAMA practice aspects, environmental, economic, social and culture. The framework will enhance the implementation of Green Building Procedure and developed to solve the reasons that cause the delay of implementing sustainability in Residential Building Projects and Individual Private Villas in Abu Dhabi. The framework used the Delphi Technique to gather the data from the Professional expertise within their domain of specialization. The technique is designed as a group communication process which aims to achieve a convergence of opinions on a specific real-world issue. Three iterations will be used to collect the required information and to reach a consensus in this case. The Framework provided the basis for a long-term process of integrating sustainability as a practice for the future projects in Abu Dhabi and created a list of measures such as increase public awareness, reduce Sustainability Materials price, change the public culture to accept Sustainability practice and simplify the Government process for Sustainability projects. The important strategic objectives that addressed in the framework are increased public awareness, reduce the Price of Sustainability Materials, change Public Attitude to accept Sustainability Practice, enhance the Technical Knowledge toward Green Building Procedures, simplify the Government process for Sustainability Projects.
Keywords: Abu Dhabi, Green Building, ESTIDAMA, Framework, Sustainability Implementation, Residential Project, Construction, Private Villas
Edition: Volume 6 Issue 8, August 2017,
Pages: 1302 - 1307