Evaluation of Sustainable Education Buildings on Samples

  • Hatice Derya Arslan
  • Esin Gülseker
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 6)


Environmental problems appear due to rapid population growth, uncontrolled urbanization, rapid exhaustion of natural sources, global warming and climate changes. With an aim to find solutions to these problems and to ensure that next generations can live on this planet, the concepts of sustainable architecture and sustainable buildings gained importance. Sustainable architecture is a contemporary and interdisciplinary approach to architecture that works in compliance with environmental systems. It builds on using energy and scanty sources consciously and economically. Sustainable construction design requires the integration of ecologic, economic and socio-cultural sustainability components into the design procedure in a balanced manner. Educational buildings that serve next generations are crucial in the context of sustainable design with their contributions to social awareness and the economy in the country. In this respect, first basic criteria that constitute the sustainability in education structure design, and samples of “sustainable education buildings” chosen from different climate regions around the world have been evaluated according to the defined criteria in the present study. The evaluations have indicated that parameters such as “environmental factors, climate features, land choice, material and construction technology used” are effective in sustainable education buildings designs. The results also underline the need for different designs in the light of the data gathered.


Sustainability Education buildings Sustainable design criteria 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering-ArchitectureNecmettin Erbakan UniversityKonyaTurkey

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