Strategies and solutions for housing sustainability : building information files and performance certificates

Miller, Wendy, Stenton, Jan, Worsley, Hudson, & Wuersching, Teresa (2014) Strategies and solutions for housing sustainability : building information files and performance certificates. Greening the Built Environment, SBEnrc Project 1.29 sub-project A. Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane , QLD.


The overall aim of this research project was to provide a broader range of value propositions (beyond upfront traditional construction costs) that could transform both the demand side and supply side of the housing industry. The project involved gathering information about how building information is created, used and communicated and classifying building information, leading to the formation of an Information Flow Chart and Stakeholder Relationship Map. These were then tested via broad housing industry focus groups and surveys.

The project revealed four key relationships that appear to operate in isolation to the whole housing sector and may have significant impact on the sustainability outcomes and life cycle costs of dwellings over their life cycle. It also found that although a lot of information about individual dwellings does already exist, this information is not coordinated or inventoried in any systematic manner and that national building information files of building passports would present value to a wide range of stakeholders.

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ID Code: 67271
Item Type: Report
Refereed: No
Keywords: Housing, Building Passport, Information Files, Performance Certificates, Valuation
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200) > Industry Economics and Industrial Organisation (140209)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Sustainable Built Environment, National Research Centre
Copyright Statement: Except where stipulated otherwise, the Intellectual Property generated in the course of this Project shall vest upon creation in the Centre Agent. The Centre Agent grants to all Project Participants a non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide, royalty and fee free license, including the right to sub-license, to the Intellectual Property generated in the course of this project.
Deposited On: 11 Feb 2014 22:27
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2015 21:54

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