Achieving the green building council of Australia's world leadership rating in an office building in Perth

Love, P.E.D. and Niedzweicki, M. and Bullen, P.A. and Edwards, D.J. (2012) Achieving the green building council of Australia's world leadership rating in an office building in Perth. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 138 (5). pp. 652-660. ISSN 07339364 (ISSN)

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Abstract

The issues influencing the construction of Western Australia's first six-star Green Star energy-rated commercial office building are examined. Green Star is a comprehensive, national, voluntary environmental rating system that evaluates the environmental design and construction of buildings and is undertaken by the Green Building Council of Australia. A six-star rating signifies world leadership in environmentally sustainable design and construction. The case study presented in this paper describes how a client acted as a catalyst for driving the sustainability agenda. The client's key drivers for implementing sustainable technologies were procurement and organizational resources. Existing building regulations and a lack of government incentives were identified as being the main barriers to implementing sustainable technologies. The case findings presented provide an opportunity for clients and practitioners to learn from the experiences of others who have, and continue to address the environmental challenges facing the built environment. © 2012 American Society of Civil Engineers.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Australia, Commercial buildings, Innovation, Sustainable development, Australia, Building regulations, Built environment, Commercial building, Environmental challenges, Environmental design, Environmental rating, Government incentive, Green Building Council, Sustainable design, Sustainable technology, Western Australia, Building codes, Innovation, Office buildings, Stars, Sustainable development, Rating
Subjects: K200 Building
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment > Integrated Design Construction
UoA Collections > UoA16: Architecture, Built Environment and Planning
Depositing User: Hussen Farooq
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2016 09:38
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2016 09:38
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2272

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