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Development of a Green Building Materials Integrated Platform Based on Materials and Resources in G-SEED in South Korea

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Department of Architectural Engineering, Hanyang University, 55 Hanyangdaehak-ro, Sangrok-gu, Ansan 15588, Korea
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Department of Architecture & Architectural Engineering, Hanyang University, 55 Hanyangdaehak-ro, Sangnok-gu, Ansan 15588, Korea
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Sustainable Building Research Center, Hanyang University, 55 Hanyangdaehak-ro, Sangrok-gu, Ansan 15588, Korea
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Sustainability 2019, 11(23), 6532; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11236532
Received: 3 September 2019 / Revised: 13 November 2019 / Accepted: 17 November 2019 / Published: 20 November 2019
Various eco-friendly materials are used in the construction industry. South Korea employs the Green Standard for Energy and Environmental Design (G-SEED), a green building certification system, in which materials account for 11% of the evaluation criteria. However, data for each eco-friendly material are managed individually by different institutions, causing inefficiency, increased costs, and potentially greater environmental impacts associated with material and resource selection. Hence, this study develops a green building materials integrated platform (GIP) that collates information on eco-friendly materials across different industries in South Korea, to support the G-SEED evaluations. Guidelines and standards related to each evaluation item were analyzed and used to compile a green building materials database. The database includes 12,636 data points representing product prices and environmental impact data. This database was used to develop the four-level Excel-based GIP. Case studies were conducted on actual G-SEED buildings to analyze the economic efficiency and environmental performance achieved by using alternative materials to those recommended by the GIP. Case 1 exhibits improvements in economic efficiency and environmental performance of 17% and 10%, respectively, whereas Case 2 exhibits improvements of 8% and 21%, respectively. Thus, both case studies boast superior combinations of green building materials compared to existing alternatives. View Full-Text
Keywords: G-SEED; materials and resources; green building materials; database; platform G-SEED; materials and resources; green building materials; database; platform
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Wang, S.; Tae, S.; Kim, R. Development of a Green Building Materials Integrated Platform Based on Materials and Resources in G-SEED in South Korea. Sustainability 2019, 11, 6532. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11236532

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Wang, Seongjo, Sungho Tae, and Rakhyun Kim. 2019. "Development of a Green Building Materials Integrated Platform Based on Materials and Resources in G-SEED in South Korea" Sustainability 11, no. 23: 6532. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11236532

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