The ultimate sustainable home

Luther, Mark B. and Collins, Dave 2009, The ultimate sustainable home, in SSEE 2009 :Solutions for a Sustainable Planet, [Society for Sustainability & Environmental Engineering], [Melbourne, Vic.], pp. 1-10.

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Title The ultimate sustainable home
Author(s) Luther, Mark B.
Collins, Dave
Conference name International Conference of the Society for Sustainability and Environmental Engineering (SSEE), Engineers Australia (2009 : Melbourne, Australia)
Conference location Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Melbourne
Conference dates 23rd - 24th November 2009
Title of proceedings SSEE 2009 :Solutions for a Sustainable Planet
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2009
Conference series Society for Sustainability and Environmental Engineering, Engineers Australia Conference
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Publisher [Society for Sustainability & Environmental Engineering]
Place of publication [Melbourne, Vic.]
Summary The introduction of assembly line techniques to vehicle manufacturing by Henry Ford in the early 1900s dramatically reduced production costs, improved quality and made cars affordable to all. As a consequence people’s lives, cities and society were transformed.
Many attempts have been made to apply vehicle mass production techniques to domestic housing manufacturing, but the success has been limited largely due to underdeveloped manufacturing processes, incomplete integration of building services and limited consideration of environmental performance.
This paper describes an approach that promises to revolutionize the building market in Australia by providing architect designed attractive high quality comfortable modular housing system that incorporates state-of-the-art services and controls. Costs, GHG emissions and material wastage are all substantially less than timber framed housing construction commonly used in Australia.
Language eng
Field of Research 120202 Building Science and Techniques
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2010, Society for Sustainability and Environmental Engineering Conference
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30024759

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