• Heba Sama SABSABİ İnşaat Mühendisliği Bölümü, İstanbul Aydın Üniversitesi, İSTANBUL
  • Mehmet Fatih ALTAN İnşaat Mühendisliği, Mimarlık ve Mühendislik Fakültesi, İstanbul Arel Üniversitesi, İstanbul,


Rainwater, rain water harvest, storage, sustainable building, green building.


 In these recent times, when we have begun to feel the effects of water scarcity with climate change in our world and in our country, the demand for technologies related to water resources and water reuse is increasing. Especially with the increasing population. The negative impact of unstable industrial activities on water scarcity, which is one of the problems caused by climate change is increasing rapidly. Therefore, the reuse of waste water is great important today. The development of new strategies for the proper use and management of resources, as well as the efficient use of water and measures for water conservation, is great important. In this context, as measures that can be taken within the scope of the protection and reuse of water in buildings; detection of possible losses and leaks in in plumbing and building maintenance, the use of alternative water sources such as rain water, the reduction of water consumption by developing new technologies, and the reuse of domestic waste water by treatment. Among these, collecting rain water from the roofs of buildings and using it for domestic water needs or garden irrigation has an easier installation than other innovative technologies. Nowadays, there is an increasing interest in environment friendly buildings and new building systems, which are described as green buildings. In addition, terms that express an environmentalist understanding such as eco-conscious, eco-friendly, green, low or zero carbon emission, sustainable have also begun to be used to express structural terms. For the ensure sustainability of water resources, there is a need to develop technologies for the reuse of rainwater in buildings, along with measures such as water conservation. In this study, it is aimed to examine and evaluate green building examples by using water collection systems in buildings and taking the concept of sustainability into the center of rain water.



How to Cite

SABSABİ, H. S. ., & ALTAN, M. F. (2023). EXPLOITATION OF RAINWATER HARVEST WITHIN THE SCOPE OF SUSTAINABILITY. TAS Journal, 3(1), 21–31. Retrieved from https://tasjournal.com/index.php/tas/article/view/62




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