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The Quality Living; A Main Rating Category for Sustainable New Construction in Egypt

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Abstract: This paper is made to describe the Quality Living category which is one of the main categories of the proposed sustainable rating & certification system for new construction in Egypt presented by the accredited Ph.D. research made for the purpose of promoting the sustainable building practices and embracing the potential of green buildings in Egypt.The terms Quality Living, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Health & Wellbeing, as some of these terms are stated in different international sustainable rating systems, are all focusing to encourage the promotion of occupants’ productivity, comfort, and well-being by prioritizing the social and environmental sustainable parameters within the building design to offer a better quality of life rather than keeping the economical concern as the only prevailing priority for new construction in Egypt.The Quality Living category, as described below, is having an assembly of mandatory and scoring credits based on the sustainability three bottom lines; environmental, social, and economical aspects which can promote the quality living issues in new construction including the health comfort, air comfort, thermal comfort, visual comfort, nuisance management, and safety management issues.

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