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Type: Conference paper
Title: The Future of Sustainable Building Assessment Tools: A Case Study in Australia
Author: Zuo, J.
Xia, B.
Zillante, G.
Zhao, Z.
Citation: Proceedings of the 17th International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate CRIOCM 2012; pp.1-10
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Publisher Place: Berlin
Issue Date: 2014
ISBN: 9783642355479
Conference Name: International Research Symposium on the Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate (17th : 2012 : Shenzhen, China)
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Jian Zuo, Bo Xia, George Zillante, Zhenyu Zhao
Abstract: Sustainability issues in built environment have attracted an increasingly level of attention from both the general public and the industry. As a result, a number of green building assessment tools have been developed such as the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and the BRE Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM), etc. This paper critically reviewed the assessment tools developed in Australian context, i.e. the Green Star rating tools developed by the Green Building Council of Australia. A particular focus is given to the recent developments of these assessment tools. The results showed that the office buildings take the biggest share of Green Star rated buildings. Similarly, sustainable building assessments seem to be more performance oriented which focuses on the operation stage of buildings. In addition, stakeholder engagement during the decision making process is encouraged. These findings provide useful references to the development of next generation of sustainable building assessment tools.
Keywords: Sustainable building rating tools; GBCA; Green Star
Rights: © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
RMID: 0020125987
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-35548-6_10
Description (link): http://eprints.qut.edu.au/53440/
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