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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