Green Buildings: issues for New Zealand

Show simple item record Byrd, H en Leardini, Paola en
dc.coverage.spatial Bologna, Italy en 2012-05-30T19:44:30Z en 2011 en
dc.identifier.citation Procedia Engineering 21:481-488 2011 en
dc.identifier.issn 1877-7058 en
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dc.description.abstract If the mission of ‘green’ rating tools is to accelerate the transformation of the global built environment towards sustainability then a high priority must be placed on the energy consumed by buildings since energy supplies from various sources are depleting. This paper examines the apparent anomaly that almost all designs of ‘green’ office developments in New Zealand have high proportions of unshaded glazing. They are sealed, lightweight, air-conditioned buildings that are dependent on an uninterrupted supply of electricity in order to remain habitable. From an architectural science point of view, these characteristics are not normally associated with sustainability. The paper will investigate the drivers behind the highly glazed buildings recently realized in New Zealand, including those components of ‘green’ rating tools that favour this building type. en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Procedia Engineering en
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dc.subject Green building; Energy; Building rating tool; Environmental performance en
dc.title Green Buildings: issues for New Zealand en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.proeng.2011.11.2041 en
pubs.begin-page 481 en
pubs.volume 21 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Elsevier en
pubs.end-page 488 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 242578 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2011-11-21 en

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