Reducing water consumption with sustainable building design a case study

Thomolları, Xhensıla
Bahadır, Ümit
Toğan, Vedat
Tokdemir, Onur Behzat
The increase in the world’s population, rapid social and economic developments and environmental changes are some of the most significant reasons that are leading to water crises. Governments have encouraged appropriate strategy for sustainable water management especially for building since buildings are responsible for 13% of water consumption. Therefore, designing and constructing water-efficient buildings gained importance recently. This paper aims to explore the latest methods for improving water sustainability in buildings and show the benefits via a case study. Recent successful experiences indicate that green buildings can reduce water consumption by up to 40 % as proved in the case study.
The Turkish Journal Of Occupational/Environmental Medicine and Safety


Climate change impacts on lakes: an integrated ecological perspective based on a multi-faceted approach, with special focus on shallow lakes
Jeppesen, Erik; Meerhoff, Mariana; Davidson, Thomas A.; Trolle, Dennis; Sondergaard, Martin; Lauridsen, Torben L.; Beklioğlu, Meryem; Brucet, Sandra; Volta, Pietro; Gonzalez-Bergonzoni, Ivan; Nielsen, Anders (PAGEPress Publications, 2014-01-01)
Freshwater ecosystems and their biodiversity are presently seriously threatened by global development and population growth, leading to increases in nutrient inputs and intensification of eutrophication-induced problems in receiving fresh waters, particularly in lakes. Climate change constitutes another threat exacerbating the symptoms of eutrophication and species migration and loss. Unequivocal evidence of climate change impacts is still highly fragmented despite the intensive research, in part due to the...
Managing aquatic ecosystems and water resources under multiple stress - An introduction to the MARS project
Hering, Daniel; Carvalho, Laurence; Argillier, Christine; Beklioğlu, Meryem; Borja, Angel; Cardoso, Ana Cristina; Duel, Harm; Ferreira, Teresa; Globevnik, Lidija; Hanganu, Jenica; Hellsten, Seppo; Jeppesen, Erik; Kodes, Vit; Solheim, Anne Lyche; Noges, Tiina; Ormerod, Steve; Panagopoulos, Yiannis; Schmutz, Stefan; Venohr, Markus; Birk, Sebastian (Elsevier BV, 2015-01-15)
Water resources globally are affected by a complex mixture of stressors resulting from a range of drivers, including urban and agricultural land use, hydropower generation and climate change. Understanding how stressors interfere and impact upon ecological status and ecosystem services is essential for developing effective River Basin Management Plans and shaping future environmental policy. This paper details the nature of these problems for Europe's water resources and the need to find solutions at a rang...
Adopting sustainability assessment criteria to guide urban regeneraton projects: two case studies in Ankara
Seyhan, Zeynep.; Elias Özkan, Soofia Tahira; Department of Architecture (2019)
Increasing awareness of climate change, loss of biodiversity and increase in environmental pollution due to the current trends of consumption in the urban areas have brought about a myriad of schemas to guide environmentally friendly urban developments. These schemes or Neighborhood Sustainability Assessment Tools (NSA Tools) provide a convenient way to establish healthier and sustainable cities. Meanwhile, Turkey is going through a rapid urban transformation process that is being questioned with respect to...
Regenerating cultural quarters in Pakistan: The case study of Lahore
Riaz, Harmain; Akkar Ercan, Zübeyde Müge; Urban Design in City and Regional Planning Department (2022-8-12)
The cities across the world face a constant problem of depletion every passing day, often caused by several factors, including environmental degradation, migration and population rise, deteriorating infrastructure, lack of resources or economic and social changes, striking at different magnitudes. These problems, if addressed properly through planned schemes could result in saving tons of financial and building resources for the municipalities directing the cities. New and modern cities are now being critic...
Investigating the CO2 emission of Turkish electricity sector and its mitigation potential
Arı, İzzet; Tuncel, Süleyman Gürdal; Department of Environmental Engineering (2010)
The rapid industrialization, population growth, urbanization and economic and social development cause many environmental problems, such as climate change which is the result of the increase in the emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs) especially CO2. Combustion of fossil fuels, particularly from electricity generation, has the major responsibility for CO2 emissions. Decreasing the amount of CO2 emission requires a significant shift from our present energy use pattern toward one of lesser reliance on fossil f...
Citation Formats
X. Thomolları, Ü. Bahadır, V. Toğan, and O. B. Tokdemir, “Reducing water consumption with sustainable building design a case study,” The Turkish Journal Of Occupational/Environmental Medicine and Safety, pp. 444–453, 2017, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: