A strategic framework for sustainable construction in Jordan

Mahmoud Ali Alsubeh


Sustainable architecture is a major subject in glow of the environmental degradation that the world faces today. This paper disputes that we must use a strategic framework for sustainable construction in Jordan. There is no doubt that large-scale development in the built environment and its physical infrastructure is needed in the so-called ‘developing countries’. However, these problems need to be addressed in a way that is socially and ecologically responsible. There is great urgency to make sustainable interventions now, while these built environments are being created, rather than try and change things after the fact. The architects must improve the energy effectiveness regarding to construction that require high initial venture.

There are a number of challenges to the introduction of sustainable construction technologies and practices, and certain enablers need to be developed to help Jordan adopt a more sustainable path. Technical issue is then seen as the only way of addressing environmental poverty. The role of society such as consumers, customers and decision makers for sustainable architecture has been ignored. Sustainable Construction in Jordan should follow a strategy for addressing medium-term and longterm technological, institutional and value enablers for development. This must be supported by a Stakeholder Plan for Action, and to find the means to implement these suggestions at a local level by developing regional action plans.

Keywords: sustainable architecture, constructions, development, strategy, Jordan.

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