Achieving world leadership in sustainable buildings - a Brisbane case study

Henderson, Ryan, Xia, Bo, Zuo, Jian, Feng, Yingbin, & Yang, Jay (2013) Achieving world leadership in sustainable buildings - a Brisbane case study. In Gonzalez, Vicente & Yiu, Tak Wing (Eds.) The 38th Annual Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, pp. 1-10.


In Australia, the building and construction industry is taking significant steps towards the enhancement of environmental performance of the built environment. A large number of world class sustainable buildings have been constructed in recent years, offering researchers and practitioners alike a good opportunity to identify the best practices and real life experiences in delivering high performance buildings. A case study of ONE ONE ONE Eagle Street, a 6 Star Green Star office building in Brisbane, was conducted to investigate the best practice in achieving this “world leader” green office building. The study identified a number of key factors relating to project delivery system, contractor selection method, client’s early commitment, design integration, communication as major contributors to the successful delivery of this project. Additionally, key environmentally sustainable features and their cost implications were explored through in-depth interviews with the main contractor. The findings of this study will shed lights on the successful delivery of sustainable buildings and provide practical implications for different stakeholders.

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ID Code: 64757
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Best practice, Green Star, Office buildings, Sustainability
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 2013 Please consult the authors
Deposited On: 24 Nov 2013 22:57
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2014 00:30

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