Enhancing information about sustainability features for sustainable housing delivery

Wong, Shi Yee, Susilawati, Connie, Miller, Wendy, & Mardiasmo, Asti (2015) Enhancing information about sustainability features for sustainable housing delivery. In Koskinen, K.T., Kortelainen, H., Aaltonen, J., Uusitalo, T., Komonen, K., Mathew, J., et al. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 10th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management (WCEAM 2015), Springer, Tampere, Finland.

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Sustainability practices in government regulations and within the society influence the delivery of sustainable housing. The actual delivery rate of Australian sustain-able housing is not as high as other countries. There is an absence of engagement by stakeholders in adopting sustainable housing practices. This may be due, in the current Australian property market, to confusion as to what sustainability features should be considered, given the large range of environmental, economic and social sustainability options possible. One of the main problems appears to be that information demanders, especially real estate agents, valuers, insurance agents and mortgage lenders do not include sustainability perspectives in their advice or in their decision processes. Information distribution in the Australian property market is flawed, resulting in a lack of return-on-investment value of ‘green’ features implemented by some stakeholders. This paper reviewed the global sustainable development concept and Australian sustainable assessment methods. This review identified the possibility of a research project which aimed at identifying and integrating different perceptions and priority needs of the information demanders, for developing a model for the potential implementation of sustainability features distribution in the property industry. This research will reduce confusion on the sustainability-related information which can influence the decision making of stakeholders in the supply and demand of sustainable housing.

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ID Code: 89645
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-27064-7_39
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 2015 S.Y.Wong, C.Susilawati, W.Miller & A.Mardiasmo
Deposited On: 29 Oct 2015 00:25
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2016 21:47

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