Cracks in the compact city: tackling defects in multi-unit strata housing
This report addresses the serious and growing problem of building defects in the trillion dollar multi-unit housing sector. The findings are intended to inform changes to planning and development policy and regulation, leading to improved building quality and safety, lower costs and stress for owners...
Improving consumer confidence: research report on serious defects in recently completed strata buildings across New South Wales
The purpose of the report is to produce clear data on the problem of serious building defects in Class 2 residential apartment buildings in NSW. The report finds that 39% of strata buildings have experienced serious defects in the common property.
Design of knowledge-based systems for automated deployment of building management services
Despite its high potential, the building's sector lags behind in reducing its energy demand. Tremendous savings can be achieved by deploying building management services during operation, however, the manual deployment of these services needs to be undertaken by experts and it is a tedious, time...
BIM application in the operation and maintenance management of a sports infrastructure
The Operation and Maintenance (O&M) stage is the most expensive phase during the life cycle of a building. Therefore, it is necessary to study the interaction between Lean principles and Building Information Modeling(BIM) Functionalities in the building during O&M phase to optimize resources.
Model of evaluation of sustainability performance in building projects integrating Lean, through the Delphi method
This article presents a review of the literature of the main studies that address the implementation of Lean principles and environmental sustainability management and proposes a model for evaluating sustainable management performance in building projects where Lean tools are implemented.
Sustainability performance evaluation in building projects by integrating Lean and sustainable management using the Delphi method
This research paper aims to contribute to the improvement of sustainable management of Peruvian buildings throughout the project lifecycle by integrating the Lean Construction philosophy and sustainability concepts through the Delphi method.
Assessment of the role of lean construction practices in environmental sustainability
The construction industry has been identified as an industry that can help in the achievement of environmental sustainability. The results of this study reveals that respondents are of the opinion that adoption of Lean Construction Practices (LCPs) in building can help in the achievement of...
Cooling Sydney Strategy: planning for Sydney 2050
This strategy provides urban overheating mitigation recommendations to support the strategic planning of Sydney 2050 based on in-depth research conducted by the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL) and the University of New South Wales (UNSW).
Construction Sector Accord: a shared commitment between government and industry to transform the construction sector
The Construction Sector Accord aims to strengthen the partnership between government and industry and be a catalyst to transform the construction sector for the benefit of all New Zealanders.
Opal Tower investigation: final report
This report confirms that a number of structural design and construction issues, including non-compliance with national codes and standards were responsible for the observed damage at Opal Tower in Sydney.
Trajectory for low energy buildings
COAG Energy Ministers have agreed upon this Trajectory for Low Energy Buildings, a national plan that sets a trajectory towards zero energy (and carbon) ready buildings for Australia.
Achieving low energy commercial buildings in Australia: final report
This report assesses the extent to which it would be feasible for the non-residential building sector as a whole, and for individual building forms, to achieve net zero energy and/or greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
Report for achieving low energy homes
This report acknowledges the strong calls from energy consumer groups, and many in the building and building products sectors, to improve the affordability of operating new and existing homes.
Buildings for everyone: designing for access and usability
This guide provides information about good practice for the design of buildings that are safe and easy to use for everyone.
Final report on the evaluation of the Tereora College redevelopment project
In 2015 the New Zealand (NZ) government gifted $11.7 million to the Cook Islands for Stage 1 of the redevelopment of a national college in celebration of the Cook Islands 50 years of self-governance in free association with New Zealand. This report evaluates the first...
Estimating the national carbon abatement potential of city policies: A data-driven approach
Cities are increasingly taking actions such as building code enforcement, urban planning, and public transit expansion to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide in their communities and municipal operations. However, many cities lack the quantitative information needed to estimate policy impacts and prioritize city actions in...
Webinar - Sustainable communities: leading the way to net zero living #1
Recorded on 27th September, as part of World Green Building Week #homegreenhome
Seminar organised by WorldGBC's Better Places for People project and recorded webinar series for World Green Building Week 2018. This webinar addresses some of the key challenges facing the green building industry, including; - Can you 'design-in' a healthy and green environment? - Are healthy...
Constructing a new, low-carbon future
This report illustrates that adjusting building standards to impact the cities' environment, economy and etc. The standards mentioned here starts from the construction process until the entire lifecycle of the building in Chinese cities. Research support that buildings that are both energy efficient and supplied...
WorldGBC - Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment - clip 1
The Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment (the Commitment) challenges companies, cities, states and regions to reach Net Zero operating emissions in their portfolios by 2030, and to advocate for all buildings to be Net Zero in operation by 2050. By setting ambitious ‘absolute’ targets, the...
Behaviour change for energy efficiency: opportunities for international cooporation in the G20 and beyond
The Argentinian Ministry of Energy (MEN), the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) convened a one-day scoping workshop on ‘Behaviour Change for Energy Efficiency: Opportunities for International Cooperation in the G20 and beyond’ on 12 September 2018 in...
Resilience at US Green Building Council (USGBC)
The powerpoint presentation gives an overview of how resilience could align with USGBC's mission. Outline of the resilience-enhancing strategies within LEED and each of GBCI's rating systems, links to USGBC resilience collateral, etc. LEED, PEER, SITES, RELi, GRESB and LEED for Cities (including STAR). The...
High-level panel: blockchain for better policies
Blockchain is a tool to standardise the regulatory process that serves the policy purposes better. A blockchain provides guidelines to help policymakers to respond to rapid changes in technologies, etc. The forum is about a strategic discussion on the potential benefits and risks of blockchain...
The role of states in planning for resilience
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has produced this brief report to highlight how states and communities are responding to the risks they face in both the short and long-term. The report features the voices of experts from the public and private sector who participated...
Zero energy building definitions and policy activity: an international review
Building energy efficiency policies are an important tool in addressing energy and climate policies. There has been tremendous technical and policy activity in recent years aimed toward improving building energy performance, with a focus on getting to very low energy buildings and targeting “zero” energy...