Local Rating Systems for Sustainability are Mandatory to Protect the Planet – LEED in the Middle East

  • Wael Ahmed Shaaban Abo Neama Architectural Department, Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University, Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt


Sustainable design becomes a mandatory as a result of environmental requirements. Furthermore, LEED as a rating system has started to be a tool in many countries in the world. The research objective is to push all architects to protect the environment through their architectural designs by applying the most effective sustainable criteria. The methodology will be focused on evaluating LEED in the Middle East compared with a local rating system. The outcome will be focused on the importance of creating a rating system for each region, which considers local environmental challenges.

Keywords: Rating systems; Sustainability, Protect the Planet; LEED in the Middle East.

eISSN 2514-751X © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.


How to Cite
ABO NEAMA, Wael Ahmed Shaaban. Local Rating Systems for Sustainability are Mandatory to Protect the Planet – LEED in the Middle East. Asian Journal of Environment-Behaviour Studies, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 8, p. 133-145, may 2018. ISSN 2514-751X. Available at: <https://aje-bs.e-iph.co.uk/index.php/ajE-Bs/article/view/286>. Date accessed: 25 feb. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.21834/aje-bs.v3i8.286.

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