Smart buildings for healthy and sustainable workplace: scoping study report

CRC Construction Innovation (2003) Smart buildings for healthy and sustainable workplace: scoping study report. CRC for Construction Innovation, Brisbane.



Deficiencies in the design and operation of office buildings can give rise to high social, environmental and economic (triple bottom line) costs. As a result, there are significant pressures and incentives to develop ‘smart building’ technologies that can facilitate improved indoor environment quality (IEQ), and more energy efficient operation of office buildings. IEQ indicators include lighting, ventilation, thermal comfort, indoor air quality and noise. In response to this, the CRC for Construction Innovation commissioned a six-month scoping study (Project no. 2002-043) to examine how different technologies could be used to improve the ‘triple bottom line’ for office buildings. The study was supported by three industry partners, Bovis Lend Lease, Arup, and The Queensland Department of Public Works. The objective of the study was to look at the history, trends, drivers, new technologies and potential application areas related to the operation of healthy and efficient office buildings. The key output from the study was a recommendation for a prototype system for intelligent monitoring and control of an office environment, based on identified market, technical and user requirements and constraints.

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ID Code: 26895
Item Type: Report
Refereed: No
Keywords: CRC for Construction Innovation, Program B : Sustainable Built Assets , Project 2002-043-B : Smart Building For Healthy and Sustainable Workplaces – Scoping Study
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > CRC Construction Innovation
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Deposited On: 20 Aug 2009 01:59
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 13:58

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