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INTEGRATING GREEN BUILDING APPROACHES TO INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE EDUCATION: A CROSS-CULTURAL STUDY

Abstract
By : Şule Taşlı Pektaş, N. Şule Aybar, N. Yaprak Savut, Hunt McKinnon

 
The success of the efforts for green building depends largely on integrating such approaches with building design education. However, most of the existing studies on green building have focused on the technical issues, while its sociocultural and educational aspects have been less examined. In order to alleviate the problem, this paper presents an international workshop that explores how green building design can be taught in a global teamwork project using a green building assessment system, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) checklist as a framework and examples of vernacular architecture as precedents. The results of an empirical survey reveals a gap between students' general learning about green building in a developing and a developed country and suggests that a collaborative project experience may facilitate bridging the gap and exchanging technical and cultural information related to sustainability.
Key words: Green building, Sustainability, Architectural education, Green building assessment systems, Global teamwork.

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