Developing sustainable housing through building utilities and transport innovation

Thompson, Neil & Yang, Jay (2011) Developing sustainable housing through building utilities and transport innovation. In Wang, Yaowu, Pang, Yongshi, & Shen, Geoffrey Q.P. (Eds.) Proceedings of 2011 International Conference on Construction & Real Estate Management, China Architecture & Building Press, Guangzhou University Business Hotel, Guangzhou, China, pp. 362-366.


Sustainability concerns every citizen. Housing affordability and sustainable solutions are being highlighted in research and practice in many parts of the world. This paper discusses the development of a Commuter Energy and Building Utilities System (CEBUS) in sustainable housing projects as a means of bridging the gap between current median house pricing and target affordable house pricing for low income earners. Similar scales of sustainable housing development cannot be achieved through independent application of current best practice methods in ecologically sustainable development strategies or transit oriented development master plans. This paper presents the initial stage of research on first capital and ongoing utilities and transport cost savings available from these sustainable design methods. It also outlines further research and development of a CEBUS Dynamic Simulation Model and Conceptual Framework for the Australian property development and construction industry.

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ID Code: 46384
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Sustainable Housing, Building Utilities, Energy, Transport
ISBN: 9787112137015
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Building Construction Management and Project Planning (120201)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ENGINEERING DESIGN (120400)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 China Architecture & Building Press
Deposited On: 11 Oct 2011 23:33
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2017 21:57

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