Innovative design : developing strategies to improve developer attitudes to sustainable housing

Manley, Karen & Miller, Wendy (2014) Innovative design : developing strategies to improve developer attitudes to sustainable housing. In World Sustainable Building Conference (SB14), 28-30 October 2014, Barcelona, Spain.

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The literature advocates more widespread adoption of a particular type of house – a manufactured high performance green house and/or house components (MHPGH) and this is the focus of the research proposal outlined in this conceptual paper. The aim of the current paper is to outline a robust program of work to improve adoption of MHPGH. The contribution of houses to climate change is investigated, the conservatism of the construction industry is documented, a conceptual framework through which to understand the problem is presented; a program of research to bring about change is outlined; and the benefits of doing so are summarised. The contribution of the paper is the presentation of novel theory and methods to address sustainability problems in the construction industry. Future work will involve execution of the proposal. A limitation of the paper is that the effectiveness of the proposed theory and methods are yet to be tested.

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ID Code: 79638
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: prefabricated, modular, housing, theory, sustainability
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Building Construction Management and Project Planning (120201)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 23 Dec 2014 04:26
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2015 03:48

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