Sustainable suburbs : the developer’s challenge
Ambrose, Michael, Mead, Elspeth, & Miller, Anne (2004) Sustainable suburbs : the developer’s challenge. In Clients Driving Innovation International Conference, 25–27 October 2004, Surfers Paradise, Australia.
As our cities expand, developers are transforming more and more land to create our
suburbs of the future. Developers and government bodies have a golden opportunity
to design suburbs that are not only great places to live, but also are environmentally
sensitive and sustainable. This is a unique opportunity, as significant changes after
development are constrained by the configuration of the subdivision, and then by the
construction of the dwellings.
This paper explores some of these issues by presenting initial findings from the CRCCI,
Sustainable Subdivisions Project. The Project examines the drivers and barriers
that land developers face when trying to achieve sustainable subdivisions. This
paper will review the results from a series of industry interviews and workshops and
explore possible ways forward. In addition, the possible effect on the way future land
subdivision is managed and planned as a result of recent changes in the energy
efficiency provisions of the Building Code of Australia will be explored.
This paper highlights problems that both builders and land developers may face
through poor subdivision design. Finally an innovative program being driven by a
major land developer will be introduced. The program aims to deliver over 400
energy and water efficient homes through a series of compulsory and voluntary
schemes that the developer is designing, funding and implementing. This program is
the first large-scale development in Australia that demonstrates how developers can
help achieve environmentally sensitive and sustainable suburbs of the future.
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|Keywords:||CRC for Construction Innovation, Program B : Sustainable Built Assets , Project 2002-063-B : Sustainable Subdivisions – Energy Efficient Design & Integrated Water|
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