Openly accessible

Use of renewable building materials in residential construction : a review

Coulson, J. R. and Fuller, R. J. 2009, Use of renewable building materials in residential construction : a review, in ANZAScA 2009 : Performative ecologies in the built environment | Sustainable research across disciplines : Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Conference of the Architectural Science Association, University of Tasmania, ANZAScA, Launceston, Tasmania, pp. 1-8.

Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads
coulson-useofrenewable-2009.pdf Published version application/pdf 491.33KB 566

Title Use of renewable building materials in residential construction : a review
Author(s) Coulson, J. R.
Fuller, R. J.
Conference name Conference of A.N.Z.A.Sc.A. (43rd : 2009 : Launceston, Tasmania)
Conference location Launceston, Tasmania
Conference dates 25-27 November 2009
Title of proceedings ANZAScA 2009 : Performative ecologies in the built environment | Sustainable research across disciplines : Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Conference of the Architectural Science Association, University of Tasmania
Editor(s) Loo, Stephen
Nolan, Gregory
Sequeira, Sabrina
Soriano, Florence
Publication date 2009
Conference series Australia and New Zealand Architectural Science Association Conference
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Publisher ANZAScA
Place of publication Launceston, Tasmania
Keyword(s) renewable
building materials
availability
Summary The development of mass-produced environmentally-benign housing is one of the critical factors in the transition to global sustainability. Such housing will need to be constructed from renewable and/or recycled materials, be conditioned using minimal or no non—renewable energy, and be affordable. The universal need for such built environment resource stewardship is urgent. In developing countries, the requirement is to shelter growing populations, and in industrialised countries, there is a need for an alternative to the current resource and nergy-intensive material usage in housing. While there are some good surveys of building materials made from renewable resources, such as the BEDP Environment Design Guide Pro 11 by Gelder (2002), there does not appear to be a comprehensive database of these materials linked to abundant and reliable supply. This paper reviews the current availability and potential usage of renewable materials applicable to Australian mainstream residential construction. It concludes that the current state of publicly available information is dispersed and embedded in multiple sources with variance in detail, incomplete access and uncertain comparison across the sources.
ISBN 9781862955479
Language eng
Field of Research 120104 Architectural Science and Technology (incl Acoustics, Lighting, Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design)
Socio Economic Objective 850799 Energy Conservation and Efficiency not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2009, ANZAScA
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30021254

Document type: Conference Paper
Collections: School of Architecture and Built Environment
Open Access Collection
Connect to link resolver
 
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the copyright for items in DRO is owned by the author, with all rights reserved.

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.

Versions
Version Filter Type
Access Statistics: 1175 Abstract Views, 566 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Wed, 02 Dec 2009, 13:57:05 EST by Nadia Dementiev

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.