Abstract—Sustainable construction technologies, which are
necessary for sustainable environment are important to
minimize environmental impacts of urbanization and for the
maximum efficiency of the structure. For this purpose,
construction of sustainable/green buildings is a growing trend
in Turkey and the world. Solid waste management at green
buildings is one of the important parameters for sustainability
of the building.
In this study, solid waste management in green buildings and
the potential use of waste as construction material are
investigated within the context of one of the most used
certificates in Turkey; LEED NC 2009 environmental
performance certificate. First of all, literature about how to use
industrial value of the waste as construction material is
reviewed and then two buildings which were entitled to get
‘gold’ category LEED NC 2009 certificate and a building which
was not applied for any green building certificate are evaluated
in terms of calculation practices. The results show that, usage of
waste as a construction material is applicable with little effort in
Index Terms—Green building, LEED NC 2009, solid waste, waste recycling.
G. Demir, U. Alyuz, and E. Okten are with the Bahcesehir University Environmental Engineering Department, Besiktas Istanbul, Turkey (e-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
H. Ozgoren is with the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Cite:Goksel Demir, Ummugulsum Alyuz, Eser Okten, and Hanefi Ozgoren, "A LEED Environmental Performance Certificate Application in Terms of Recyclable Content," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 80-84, 2013.