The future of sustainable building assessment tools : a case study in Australia

Zuo, Jian, Xia, Bo, Zillante, George, & Zhao, Zhenyu (2014) The future of sustainable building assessment tools : a case study in Australia. In Proceedings of the 17th International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, Springer, Shenzhen, China, pp. 91-98.

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Sustainability issues in built environment have attracted an increasingly level of attention from both the general public and the industry. As a result, a number of green building assessment tools have been developed such as the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and the BRE Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM), etc. This paper critically reviewed the assessment tools developed in Australian context, i.e. the Green Star rating tools developed by the Green Building Council of Australia. A particular focus is given to the recent developments of these assessment tools. The results showed that the office buildings take the biggest share of Green Star rated buildings. Similarly, sustainable building assessments seem to be more performance oriented which focuses on the operation stage of buildings. In addition, stakeholder engagement during the decision making process is encouraged. These findings provide useful references to the development of next generation of sustainable building assessment tools.

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ID Code: 53440
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Sustainable building , rating tools, , GBCA, , Green Star
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-35548-6_10
ISBN: 978-3-642-35547-9
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 02 Sep 2012 22:19
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2013 03:42

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