ISSN: 1813-0410

Author : E. Al-Saffar, Angham

Assessment of Criteria Importance for Sustainable Buildings

Angham E. Al-Saffar; Hussein Ali Mohammed

journal of kerbala university, Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 180-203

This research aims to highlight and demonstrate the role of sustainability and its criteria in the construction sector, and determine the weights of these criteria in the Iraqi construction environment. For the purpose of achieving the objective of this research, data have been collected from the literature and references that deal with the issue of sustainability, personal interviews with specialists, as well as the field questionnaire, and finally the use of analytical hierarchal process (AHP) software to assess the sustainability criteria for green buildings.
The results of the data analysis of the sample questionnaire show that the highest importance (priority) is given to the criterion of resourceful energy, and less importance is given to the criterion of construction duration; the remaining percentages are distributed to the other criteria.