WIT Press


Incorporation Of LEED Criteria Into Architectural Design Process: A Strategy To Increase Construction Quality

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SC150171

Volume

194

Pages

11

Page Range

179 - 189

Published

2015

Size

659 kb

Author(s)

J. F. Fandino, D. Castro-Lacouture, D. Arango

Abstract

This paper deals with the incorporation of LEED criteria (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) as didactic strategy in the architectural design process, in order to improve the construction quality from the stages of conception and design. Our purpose is to motivate future architects on the use of alternative energies, interior quality of the buildings, energy efficiency, water consumption, sustainable development of public spaces and urban landscape, and selection of construction materials. This course is part of the advanced cycle of the Architecture degree program at University of Ibague, Colombia, and approaches the relation between design and sustainable construction inside the environmental policies of a globalized world (UNESCO). These policies have special significance in the education of professionals in the 21st century considering social, economic and environmental aspects. This workshop-based course has theoretical and practical components, with support from information and communication technologies.

Keywords

LEED criteria, architectural design process, construction quality