REDUCING WATER CONSUMPTION WITH SUSTAINABLE BUILDING DESIGN A CASE STUDY


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Thomolları X., Bahadır Ü., Toğan V., Tokdemir O. B.

The Turkish Journal Of Occupational/Environmental Medicine and Safety, vol.2, pp.444-453, 2017 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Title of Journal : The Turkish Journal Of Occupational/Environmental Medicine and Safety
  • Page Numbers: pp.444-453

Abstract

The increase in the world’s population, rapid social and economic developments and environmental changes are some of the most significant reasons that are leading to water crises. Governments have encouraged appropriate strategy for sustainable water management especially for building since buildings are responsible for 13% of water consumption. Therefore, designing and constructing water-efficient buildings gained importance recently. This paper aims to explore the latest methods for improving water sustainability in buildings and show the benefits via a case study. Recent successful experiences indicate that green buildings can reduce water consumption by up to 40 % as proved in the case study.