Comparative Sustainability Assessment Using Three Rating Systems in the Myanmar Context

Comparative Sustainability Assessment Using Three Rating Systems in the Myanmar Context


Department of Architecture and Environment Planning, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kumamoto University, Japan

Architectural History and Urban Planning, Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology, Kumamoto University, Japan

1 February 2018
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To address the gap of sustainable development in developing countries, this study conducted a sus- tainability assessment of multiple neighbourhood developments in Myanmar using well-known international rating systems/tools established in developed countries. The study examined three cases, each a neighbourhood development in three significant cities, using the three rating systems. First, the study content analysed the three tools to determine the effectiveness of the rating systems. Following this, evaluation performances reflected the degree of compliance of the cases with each system through different results of specific developments. The shortcomings of the selected tools and weaknesses of the case studies determined that there is no perfect tool from developed countries to demonstrate the sustainability performance of the cases in developing countries. This research successfully interpreted the strengths and weaknesses of the Myanmar case studies to strengthen sustainability in the future.


BREEAM communities, CASBEE-UD, developing country, LEED-ND, Mandalay, Myanmar, neighbourhood development, Pathein, sustainability assessment, Yangon.


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