An Analytical Review of Sustainable Green Buildings in Qatar: Implementations in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Sector
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Sustainable buildings and related construction techniques are becoming increasingly recognized within the urban planning development in Qatar. The study aims to develop an analytical review of sustainable green projects in several countries to highlight the main sustainable green buildings principles and techniques. In addition, the study aims to propose a set of recommendations that facilitate and improve the green building principles implementation in Qatar. The methodology is based on qualitative approach in collecting data about the sustainable green buildings besides highlighting existing relevant projects from different countries. Moreover, analyzing the green building assessments systems to review their classification and technique. The analysis reveals that sustainability is witnessing a growing awareness in the construction domain in Qatar and many countries, which is leading to a prominent attention to develop green buildings and sustainable construction industries. The discussion indicates some perplexed opinions related to green buildings issues, such as the cost. Therefore, the present paper mentions that green building approaches still need further knowledge across stakeholders to demonstrate the various benefits of green buildings, primarily the energy efficiency to promote best practices. Consequently, the paper addresses the need for a governmental legislation to ensure implementing green buildings as a step forward on sustainability implementation in the AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) sector in Qatar.
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