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One-size-fits-all housing : an exploration of 6-star requirements in the volume builder sector

Nelson, Patrick and Rajagopalan, Priyadarsini 2013, One-size-fits-all housing : an exploration of 6-star requirements in the volume builder sector, in ANZAScA 2013 : Proceedings of the 47th International Architectural Science Association Conference : Cutting Edge, ANZAScA, Sydney, N.S.W., pp. 545-554.

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Title One-size-fits-all housing : an exploration of 6-star requirements in the volume builder sector
Author(s) Nelson, Patrick
Rajagopalan, Priyadarsini
Conference name International Architectural Science Association. Conference (47th : 2013 : Hong Kong)
Conference location Hong Kong
Conference dates 13-16 Nov. 2013
Title of proceedings ANZAScA 2013 : Proceedings of the 47th International Architectural Science Association Conference : Cutting Edge
Editor(s) Schnabel, Marc Aurel
Publication date 2013
Conference series International Architectural Science Association Conference
Start page 545
End page 554
Total pages 10
Publisher ANZAScA
Place of publication Sydney, N.S.W.
Keyword(s) six-star housing
passive design
FirstRate
volume builders
building cloning
Summary Energy consumption attributed to the residential sector makes up around 8% of the total consumption in Australia. Roughly a third of all houses built in Victoria are done so by the largest 20 builders. These volume builders keep costs down by offering a selection of ‘clone’ designs from which the client can choose, however they lose the site-specific customisation which is required for effective passive design in favour of a one-size-fits-all approach where designs are developed to a point where they can satisfy just the minimum requirements in a range of orientations and site locations. The Australian government has implemented regulations regarding the minimum efficiency standards for housing and these initiatives to limit the carbon emissions have brought the question of energy use to the table, yet are they enough? This paper will explore the concept of cloned house designs in terms of energy efficiency and optimal siting and through computer simulation, evaluate how a cloned house design performs under different site conditions in Victoria.
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ISBN 9780992383503
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 ©2013, ANZAScA
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30060772

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