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An Assessment of Residential Buildings to Identify Strategies Towards Building Sustainability

The aim of this study is to identify strategies for a sustainable residential building. Building sustainability can simply be described as the ease of using a building with little or no cost over a period of performance and efficiency. Sustainable Architecture is a path to elongating the dilapidating process of a structure. Architectural sustainability is still in its infancy in many countries. Therefore, there is a need to establish possible innovations and strategies in the collaborative design and construction of sustainable buildings. This research conducted a review of established sustainable strategies and recommended the most effective and efficient strategies for the tropics. Hence, this study evaluates the degree to which residential buildings adhere to sustainable design principles. Buildings were assessed based on their use of appliances, passive/bioclimatic factors, and renewable energy technologies. This was accomplished using a quantitative analysis in addition to a descriptive approach to the data gathered. In order to assess differing measures on potential sustainable techniques and technologies that can be used in residential buildings, related literature was reviewed to identify strategies towards building sustainability. The study goes on to emphasize the significance of energy balance in buildings and concludes that developers and clients are not sufficiently informed about passive design strategies, consequently a higher reliance (of 50.4%) on appliances to compensate for the inefficient residential designs.

Buildings, Efficiency, Performance, Sustainability, Tropics

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Noah Gethsemane Akhimien. (2023). An Assessment of Residential Buildings to Identify Strategies Towards Building Sustainability. American Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology, 8(4), 184-188. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.ajset.20230804.11

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Noah Gethsemane Akhimien. An Assessment of Residential Buildings to Identify Strategies Towards Building Sustainability. Am. J. Sci. Eng. Technol. 2023, 8(4), 184-188. doi: 10.11648/j.ajset.20230804.11

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Noah Gethsemane Akhimien. An Assessment of Residential Buildings to Identify Strategies Towards Building Sustainability. Am J Sci Eng Technol. 2023;8(4):184-188. doi: 10.11648/j.ajset.20230804.11

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