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 construction and refurbishment projects.
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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 such as energy efficiency,greenhouse gas reduction,healthy work environment,and productivity growth.
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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 challenges, opportunities and lessons learned from the process of building a best practice green building at an Australian university.
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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 adaptation perspective as well as a learning and teaching perspective.A case study was undertaken using a mixed method research approach.
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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.
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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 comfort responses were collected in the spring and summer seasons, respectively.
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