Greening Buildings : How can the performance of existing commercial buildings be improved?

Newman, Peter, Hargroves, Karlson, Desha, Cheryl, Hall, Samantha, Sparks, David, Matan, Annie, Blustein, Sholam, Dutta, Kuntal, Hafteh , Georgina, Davies, Tim, Salter, Rob, & Duncan, William D. (2012) Greening Buildings : How can the performance of existing commercial buildings be improved? Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre (SBEnrc).

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Efforts to improve the performance of commercial buildings have often focused on encouraging green design, construction and building operation; however, the business case is not very compelling if considering the energy cost savings alone. In recent years green building has been driven by a sense that it will improve the productivity of occupants, something with even greater economic returns than energy savings. Reducing energy demand in commercial buildings in a way that encourages greater productivity is not yet well understood as it involves a set of complex and interdependent factors. This project investigates these factors and focuses on the performance of and interaction between: green design elements, indoor environment quality, tenant/ leasing agreements and culture, occupant experience, and building management practices.

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ID Code: 70238
Item Type: Report
Refereed: No
Keywords: Commercial buildings, Energy performance, Occupant satisfaction, Building management and operation, indoor environment quality, whole of building performance evaluation
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Building Science and Techniques (120202)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ENGINEERING DESIGN (120400) > Engineering Design Empirical Studies (120401)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > OTHER BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (129900) > Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified (129999)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Please consult the authors
Deposited On: 14 Apr 2014 23:40
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2014 01:56

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