Evaluation of LEED ‘Water Efficiency’ Case Study: Diyarbakır Turkey

Darçın P., Tuna Taygun G., Vural S. M.

11th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, Lisbon, Portugal, 4 - 09 September 2016, pp.21001-21012

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Lisbon
  • Country: Portugal
  • Page Numbers: pp.21001-21012
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Based on many scientific critics about the discrepancies between the aim with existing situation of assessment and certification systems oriented from environment friendly building approach, a trial of LEED on three houses of Diyarbakır settlement has been conducted, limited with water efficiency category. Although Diyarbakır houses, built approximately 300 years ago, have been proven to bear successful design strategies that address positive environmental effects, the evaluation results show that, houses cannot obtain any points under this category and have a very low outcome in total. It is believed and suggested that, with a more holistic approach based on interactions between the building and its environments, the assessment tools can be improved into a more integrative and balanced system towards beyond of green concept.