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Solarin, Oluwakanyinsola Immanuella and Covenant University, Theses (2023) APPLICATION OF GREEN BUILDING DESIGN STRATEGIES IN THE DESIGN OF A FIVE-STAR HOTEL IN IKOYI, LAGOS. Masters thesis, Covenant University Ota.

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In the course of their regular operations, hotels incur significant operating and maintenance costs. In Nigeria, the production of power for heating and cooling, electricity, and water use consumes the majority of hotel earnings. However, these expenses can be reduced by implementing Green Building Design Strategies (GBDS). The study aim is to investigate the extent to which architects apply GBDS in the design of hotels with a view to explore more efficient design strategies that can reduce the maintenance and operational cost of a proposed 5- star hotel. Ultimately, this study contributes to a growing body of research on sustainable development, providing practical solutions to help us achieve a more sustainable future. It is crucial to determine how informed and knowledgeable architects are about applying GBDS because they frequently serve as the main designers and project facilitators in the construction industry. The study adopted a mixed method approach, with a structured questionnaire used as instrument of data collection administered to architects registered with the Architect Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON) and an observation guide used for the selected case studies. Respondents were asked about their level of awareness, understanding and adoption of GBDS and how they have applied GBDS in their practices from Design phase to construction. The data collected was analysed using SPSS and presented in descriptive form using tables and charts. The result shows that fewer respondents are adopting and knowledgeable of Green Building Design Strategies. Additionally, it was discovered that the most applied GBDS by architects is compactness of building blocks on site and the least applied is extent to which construction waste is reduced by implementing construction waste management. Moreover, selected five star hotels were visited and it was discovered that the GBDS application rate in Nigeria is 62.1% This clarifies the extent to which GBDS are used in selected Nigerian 5-star hotels, and it also gives future scholars, architects and professionals a starting point for their work on the use of green strategies for design especially in the hospitality sector.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Green Building Design Strategies (GBDS), Hotel, Sustainability, Green buildings.
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2023 10:58
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 10:58

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