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 evaluation and operational management of buildings is required for future proofing buildings and other built environment assets.In particular, owner occupied buildings, including educational buildings offer unique opportunities.
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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 practice into engineering/built environment curricula in Asia-Pacific universities.
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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 paper develops and tests a method for the institutional development of built environment professions in emerging economies that are dealing with a range of issues, including rapid urbanization, and rapid building and construction.
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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 applications have been limited in China. Clients and end users lack knowledge of cost analysis, to make more accurate decisions on use of PV products.
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