A Holistic View for Integrating Sustainability...

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Emerging economies in Asia and Latin America face rapid urbanization and city building in the next few decades. The existing work force and the next generation of built environment graduates play a significant role in lowering carbon emissions as a result of r...

Usha Iyer-Rangia
Sustainable Buildings and Construction Sustainable Buildings and Construction

A Holistic View for Integrating 4 Sustainability...

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Emerging economies in Asia and Latin America face rapid urbanization and city building in the next few decades. The existing work force and the next generation of built environment graduates play a significant role in lowering carbon emissions as a result of...

Usha Iyer-Rangia
Sustainable Buildings and Construction Sustainable Buildings and Construction

Showcasing ‘Real’ Green Buildings: A Case for Post...

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Throughout their life cycle; from construction, operation to demolition, buildings contribute to environmental impact. Globally, there has been a shift towards adoption of green building policies, legislation, various programmes and rating tools for all new co...

Usha Iyer-Rangia
Sustainable Buildings and Construction Sustainable Buildings and Construction

Identifying cost trend and affected cost factors for...

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The integration of sustainability and sustainable practices in the construction industry is ultimately benefiting the environment,society,and economics.Many green office buildings in Australia achieved Green Star ratings have claimed outstanding achievements s...

Usha Iyer-Rangia
Sustainable Buildings and Construction Sustainable Buildings and Construction

Integrating Interdisciplinary Thinking and Practice: A...

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The value of interdisciplinary approaches to curriculum have been considered successful along multiple fronts; including reducing administrative burden from inter departmental collaboration, providing “intellectual” solutions to problems and breaking acade...

Usha Iyer-Raniga
Sustainable Buildings and Construction Sustainable Buildings and Construction

Future-proofing buildings: optimising facility...

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Buildings in general are large contributors of global greenhouse emissions and environmental deterioration. Climate adaptation of existing and new buildings is crucial in reducing their impact on climate change.In order to achieve this, efficient performance...

Usha Iyer-Rangia
Sustainable Buildings and Construction Sustainable Buildings and Construction

Transformative learning: innovating sustainability...

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This paper aims to evaluate how transformative learning is key to innovating sustainability education in the built environment in the region’s universities, in addition to reporting on the research project undertaken to integrate sustainability thinking and...

Usha Iyer-Raniga
Sustainable Buildings and Construction Sustainable Buildings and Construction

Challenges in aligning the architecture profession in...

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Increased energy use and attendant green house emissions are associated with increased urbanization.At the same time, climate change poses challenges for the built environment where there are tensions between rapid city building and low carbon growth.This pape...

Usha Iyer-Rangia
Sustainable Buildings and Construction Sustainable Buildings and Construction

A Lifecycle Cost-Benefit Analysis of Low-Carbon...

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Building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) refers to photovoltaic or solar cells that are integrated into the building envelope to generate ‘free’ energy from sunshine. BIPV product development has been ongoing for the past 30 years, but their practical appl...

Uhsa Iyer-Raniga
Sustainable Buildings and Construction Sustainable Buildings and Construction

REFLECTIONS FOR SUSTAINABILITY: CAPITALISING ON...

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Universities are under pressure to ‘walk the talk’ in relation to sustainability. They are expected to not just teach students about sustainable built environments, but to also put this into practice for university assets. This paper presents the challenge...

Usha Iyer-Raniga
Sustainable Buildings and Construction Sustainable Buildings and Construction

Beyond buildings: holistic sustainable outcomes for ...

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The impact of climate change and adaptation pose huge challenges to the built environment. Educational institutions in particular, are faced with not just management of their built assets, but also future proofing their assets from a climate change and adaptat...

Usha Iyer-Raniga
Sustainable Buildings and Construction Sustainable Buildings and Construction

Outdoor Thermal Comfort Assessment of Educational...

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Understanding the thermal effects of the built environment on the users' thermal perception and behavior, provides an insight into the suitability and usability of outdoor urban environments.
Usha Iyer-Raniga
Sustainable Buildings and Construction Sustainable Buildings and Construction

Thermal perceptions and microclimates of educational...

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This paper assesses the levels of comfort within outdoor educational urban precincts in Melbourne. Three urban spaces, in relatively close proximity to each other were investigated in two different seasons: spring 2014 and summer 2015. In total, 368 and 413 c...

Usha Iyer-Raniga
Sustainable Buildings and Construction Sustainable Buildings and Construction

Sustainable Development Research in the Asia Pacific...

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This volume captures papers presented at the SDiAP, held at RMIT University, Australia, in July 2017 under the auspices of the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme. The inaugural symposium aimed to draw links between research, practice,...

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Guidance Document on Procuring Sustainable Buildings...

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Procurement officers have a tremendous opportunity to greatly affect change and contribute to the sustainable development of built environments. This guide intends to provide a practical overview of the options and methods for procuring sustainable buildings a...

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