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Ecologically sustainable development and architecture: the impact of rating tools

Lamborn, Chris, Altomonte, Sergio, Luther, Mark and Fuller, Robert 2006, Ecologically sustainable development and architecture: the impact of rating tools, in PLEA 2006 : clever design, affordable comfort : a challenge for low energy architecture and urban planning : 23rd International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, Geneva, Switzerland, 6-8 September 2006 : conference proceedings, Organizing Committee of PLEA'2006, Geneva, Switzerland, pp. 1-6.

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Title Ecologically sustainable development and architecture: the impact of rating tools
Author(s) Lamborn, Chris
Altomonte, Sergio
Luther, Mark
Fuller, Robert
Conference name International PLEA Conference (23rd : 2006 : Geneva, Switzerland)
Conference location Geneva, Switzerland
Conference dates 6-8 September 2006
Title of proceedings PLEA 2006 : clever design, affordable comfort : a challenge for low energy architecture and urban planning : 23rd International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, Geneva, Switzerland, 6-8 September 2006 : conference proceedings
Editor(s) Compagnon, Raphael
Haefeli, Peter
Weber, Willi
Publication date 2006
Conference series Passive and Low Energy Architecture Conference
Start page 1
End page 6
Publisher Organizing Committee of PLEA'2006
Place of publication Geneva, Switzerland
Keyword(s) sustainability
rating tools
design process
Summary The concept of Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD) has become an important issue – albeit often scarcely applied – in the design of commercial buildings. To encourage the adoption of sustainable strategies in the practice of design and to address the environmental problems caused by these developments, governments and organisations of various countries have proposed the adoption of scorecard rating tools to inform designers of the impact of their decisions and to present a way of establishing project goals and objectives early in the design process. In Australia, the recent introduction of the Green Star Rating Tool (Office Design) is believed to provide the architects with a ‘whole-of-building’ assessment of the environmental impact of their design by creating a checklist against which to benchmark performance. This paper follows the design of a commercial building, evaluating the impact of Green Star in the overall process. The results of the study suggest the need to include the use of scorecard rating tools in a more integrated model, where ESD is considered at every stage of design and construction rather than being a separate component applied only to promote the ‘greenness’ of a building. Rating tools can be an asset to the design team, provided sustainable requirements are reinforced throughout the entire process.
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ISBN 2940156301
9782940156306
Language eng
Field of Research 129999 Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2006, Organizing Committee of PLEA'2006
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30006014

Document type: Conference Paper
Collections: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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