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Title: Guidelines for Sustainable Houses in the State of Kuwait
Authors: Abdallah Azmi Abdallah Al-Zaben 
Supervisor: Prof. Mohammad Abdulrahman Al-Sarawi
Degree Awarded: Degree in: Environmental Sciences
Keywords: industrial sectors ,Sustainable Houses ,Guidelines , Environmental Sciences
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher:  Kuwait university - college of graduate studies
Abstract: Due to rapid population and advancement in industrial sectors, the residential houses construction is growing rapidly. The construction of these buildings consumes the natural resources and produce considerable amount of waste products which impose negative loads on the environment. In state of Kuwait, nonetheless, unfortunately, no enough considerations have been applied towards enforcing environmental requirements in designing and building these houses and if any (considerations) in some houses, it is considered as individual initiatives and doesn't reflect the public attention. Therefore, formation of standard for environmental and sustainable housing construction is needed to be practiced in Kuwait state. For this purpose, critical review of the existing standards and practices in developed countries were reviewed and fitted in Kuwait practice. The review of the current condition on housing sustainability in Kuwait urge of implementing the sustainable practices to preserve the limited resources in this country for better future of the coming generations. The guidelines for the sustainable houses were identified in terms of house design, waste management, transportation and energy. The current condition of the houses sustainability was assessed and guidelines from different countries were introduced to Kuwaiti houses which can preserve the environment
Appears in Programs:2040 Environmental Sciences

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