Amirhosein Ghaffarianhoseini

Dr. Amirhosein Ghaffarianhoseini is an architect, an urban thinker and a lecturer in architectural engineering and building science at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. With over 8 years of academic teaching and research experience in New Zealand, Canada and Malaysia in the context of sustainable built environments, his research primarily concentrates on the future of buildings, urban areas and cities. He is also an adjunct research faculty at University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He has completed his postdoctorate in advanced architectural sustainability at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. He was a senior lecturer in architecture and urban sustainability at University of Malaya (UM) for over 2 years and a senior lecturer in architecture for over 4 years, as well as a programme leader for BSc Arch & BArch for 1 year, at Limkokwing University. Besides his academic experience, he has served as a practicing architectural designer. His research & practice bring together architectural design, healthy buildings, urban climate, and sustainable development. He is a founding director of Responsive + Green Urban Built Environment (R+G UBE) Lab which is an interdisciplinary research group based in New Zealand, Malaysia and Canada ( He is currently supervising over 10 PhD/MSc/MArch candidates and RAs. Dr. Amir has led various nationally/internationally funded research projects. His research predominantly focuses on four core areas of architectural design, building science, green building technology, and urban modelling. He has a body of funded research comprising over NZ$ 300,000.00. He mainly teaches final-year courses in the areas of architectural design, building performance evaluation and urban sustainability. He has coordinated design studios at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, focusing on integrated design, building science and sustainability.
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A critical comparison of green building rating systems

Various green rating systems are established globally to evaluate the sustainability of construction projects. Their categories and criteria have been under constant updates to follow the sustainable trend of building development. This paper aims to develop a systematic review of the development of green rating...