Sustainable building design and construction

Journal article

Toward a holistic view on lean sustainable construction: a literature review

This article aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of “how Lean helps achieve and maintain sustainability in construction sector”. The findings are structured into a holistic framework, which underlines a multidimensional approach toward sustainability, i.e., focus on stakeholders, across various construction phases, while simultaneously being...
Conference paper

Ecological effectiveness as an essential quality requirement of innovational construction

Nowadays it seems to be very essential to develop national construction industry by implementation of innovative technologies. As an object of innovational construction 'Smart house' or 'green building' demonstrates the latest advances in ecological building materials, energy-saving structures and lean-technologies. According to the concept of...
Conference paper

Synchronization of the manufacturing process and on-site installation in ETO companies

Traditional Engineer-to-Order (ETO) companies are typically engaged in the production of capital goods or building projects in the construction industry. While parts or assemblies are manufactured and pre-assembled in the factory, the completion and final assembly will be concluded on-site. In usual construction supply chains...
Conference paper

Prefabrication of single-family timber houses - Problem areas and wastes

Industrialization of house building has shifted the activities traditionally done at building site to the off-site assembly. The design, manufacturing processes and on-site assembly in industrialized house building are defined and documented to form a process platform, but these must be evaluated and improved to...
Journal article

Learning from demonstration? Developing construction for sustainability

This paper reports on an early demonstration project, the building of a passive house dormitory in the Central Region of Denmark in 2006-2009.
Journal article

Towards an evolutionary design in Lebanese vernacular dwellings

This paper promotes the integration of renewable energy resources into the fabric of the structures that formulate today’s buildings. It describes a project that promotes bioethics and urges awareness in the Lebanese construction industry to view buildings as organisms that enhance ecological health and enriches...
Report

Greening construction: the role of carbon pricing

This report examines how to design effective carbon pricing mechanisms (CPMs) for the construction industry. It specifically explores how CPMs can be designed better to more effectively account for emissions from the construction value chain (CVC)
Guide

Guide to low carbon commercial buildings – new build

This guide acts as a practical reference for the design of high-performance, low-carbon commercial buildings. The target audience is everyone involved in the creation of new commercial buildings, from architects, consultants and designers, to developers and owners.
Guide

Preparing your business for the zero-carbon circular economy

This guide is a planning resource for small to medium-sized companies involved in the buildings sector value chain. This includes building materials suppliers, trades and contractors, transport companies and architects, engineers and other design firms.
Report

APEC Low Carbon Model Town (LCMT) project dissemination phase 1: final report

The APEC Low-Carbon Model Town (LCMT) Project Dissemination Phase 1, which succeeds LCMT Project Phases 1-7, seeks to accelerate the dissemination of low-carbon towns in order to manage rapidly growing energy consumption in the APEC region.