Person

Brett Pollard

Journal article

Beyond an ‘informed opinion’: evidence-based practice in the built environment

This study examines the sources of evidence that influence decision-makers who design or develop office buildings, and aims to explain why some managers engage more in evidence-based practice (EBP) than others. A mixed methods approach is conducted that combines quantitative results from 187 senior managers...
Report

Building better decisions: why good evidence is used (and ignored) in the built environment sector

Evidence-based decision making (EBDM) is a framework that has yielded huge benefits in fields ranging from medicine to social policy.
Journal article

Evidence based practice for the built environment: can systematic reviews close the research-practice gap?

A high performance building is designed and operated to minimise environmental impact whilst providing an indoor environment that maximises occupant health and comfort. The wealth of academic research into technical and non-technical solutions for high performance building continues to grow. However, industry utilisation of academic...
Presentation

Participant Annual Forum 2014 - CRCLCL Exemplar 2: Closing the Loop

Participant Annual Forum 2014 - Day 1 CRCLCL Exemplar 2: Closing the Loop, Brett Pollard, Principal and Architect, HASSELL and Lauren Haas, Australasia Sustainability Manager, Brookfield Multiplex
Conference paper

Local-area sustainability assessment system: a theoretical and operational overview

This paper provides a theoretical and operational overview of a new integrated urban sustainability assessment framework named as Local area Envisioning and Sustainability Scoring system (LESS). LESS allows the monitoring, mapping and measurement of indicators from four fields of relevance to local government areas: environment...