Towards sustainable housing for Vietnam

Ly, Phuong, Birkeland, Janis, & Demirbilek, Nur (2010) Towards sustainable housing for Vietnam. In Transitions to Sustainability : The Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Sustainability Engineering and Science, NZSSES, Faculty of Engineering, the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

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Economic development in Vietnam has led to the spontaneous development of new housing in many parts of Vietnam without consideration of environmental protection, cultural suitability, or resource reduction. The transition of Vietnamese housing into a sustainable industry is both an opportunity and challenge. Vietnam has to satisfy a growing demand for housing while confronting the issues of climate change, extreme weather events, nature conservation and cultural heritage. To that end, model green building guidelines are being developed to facilitate Vietnam’s adoption of sustainable development principles and practices. This paper presents the results of a survey and interviews carried out in Vietnam to ensure that model green guidelines align with the cultural and consumer preferences of the Vietnamese people.

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ID Code: 39022
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: sustainability, sustainable housing, environment protection, tropical climate, green building guidelines
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Architectural Design (120101)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Design
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 [Please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 05 Dec 2010 21:53
Last Modified: 22 May 2012 04:14

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