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Sustainability leading to building intelligence - knowledge sharing and transfer

conference contribution
posted on 2011-01-01, 00:00 authored by Wai Chan
A sustainable building regards energy use and greenhouse gas emissions as major components, and its sustainability is within a larger context of benefits about productivity, efficiency, health and safety, and serviceability. An intelligent building requires a quality building automation system design which increases productivity, reduces operational costs and protects the people using the facilities. Council House 2 (CH2) is claimed to change the way Australia approaches ecologically sustainable design and construction. Its building intelligence can be evaluated by energy and water efficiency and quality of indoor environments that elevate productivity and lower operational costs. This paper uses triangulation techniques, based upon the "Building Intelligence Quotient" by the Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) and "Green Star Rating" by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), to cross-verify CH2’s sustainability and intelligence. The author examines 18 design reports and 10 research papers to case-study the effectiveness and efficiency of CH2 and concludes that it is not just another sustainable construction but an intelligent building per se. By leveraging the existing knowledge base of green rating, building professions can measure the intelligence without "reinventing the wheel".

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Event

Intelligent Systems, Structures and Facilities. Conference (2011 : Hong Kong, China)

Pagination

49 - 60

Publisher

[ISSF]

Location

Hong Kong, China

Place of publication

[Hong Kong, China]

Start date

2011-01-11

Language

eng

Publication classification

E2 Full written paper - non-refereed / Abstract reviewed

Editor/Contributor(s)

C Wong, R Lee

Title of proceedings

ISSF 2011 : Proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent Systems, Structures and Facilities

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