DDD Conference

Prof. Guedi Capeluto

A Critical Look at the Future of Green Architecture

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

Green building codes (GBCs) and rating systems have been developed around the world as 12 a basis for green building practices. However, several studies raise doubts about the actual performance of certified buildings. GBCs allow certifying projects that contradict basic principles of climate-conscious design and well-being.

We will discuss the following questions:

Do they guarantee the promotion of the values for which they were formulated and promoted? Do they represent a growing awareness of environmental issues and a real change in architectural practice? Are they promoting architectural design for a sustainable future?

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