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dc.creatorSheta, S.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-25T21:25:06Z
dc.date.available2011-03-25T21:25:06Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.otherESL-IC-10-10-74en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/94124
dc.description.abstractThis paper discusses the environmental attributes to underground building shape and configuration, materials, structures, use, maintenance, lighting, occupancy, and management. These criteria are hypothesized to be of more influences on the building environment in the cases of underground spaces than in the aboveground. The aim is to approach and link together the many recent architectural and engineering factors that affect indoor environmental quality (IEQ) as a contribution to the affordability and sustainability of present earth sheltered building design and development. To attain its goals, the study develops a conceptual micro-framework of healthy buildings' parameters and economic aspects for evaluating links between sustainable construction and outcomes of health, productivity, and affordability. The conclusion indicates the importance of integrating appropriate technologies into earth sheltered space design, while the recommendations conform with environmental organizations and policies' directives in both their short and long-term development plans to provide affordable and healthy earth sheltered interiors.en_US
dc.publisherEnergy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)en_US
dc.publisherTexas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu)en_US
dc.subjectUnderground Spacesen_US
dc.subjectArchitectural Designen_US
dc.subjectSustainabilityen_US
dc.subjectIndoor Environmental Qualityen_US
dc.titleAttributes of Indoor Environmental Quality to Earth-sheltered Building Designen_US
dc.contributor.sponsorDelta University for Science and Technology, Egypten_US


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