Green buildings: issues for New Zealand

Byrd, Hugh and Leardini, Paola (2011). Green buildings: issues for New Zealand. In: Piero Secondini, Xingkuan Wu, Simona Tondelli, Jing Wu and Hao Xie, 2011 International Conference on Green Buildings and Sustainable Cities, Bologna, Italy, (481-488). 15-16 September 2011. doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2011.11.2041

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Author Byrd, Hugh
Leardini, Paola
Title of paper Green buildings: issues for New Zealand
Conference name 2011 International Conference on Green Buildings and Sustainable Cities
Conference location Bologna, Italy
Conference dates 15-16 September 2011
Convener Xie, Hao
Journal name Procedia Engineering   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1016/j.proeng.2011.11.2041
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
ISSN 1877-7058
Editor Piero Secondini
Xingkuan Wu
Simona Tondelli
Jing Wu
Hao Xie
Volume 21
Start page 481
End page 488
Total pages 8
Language eng
Abstract/Summary 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, airconditioned 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
Keyword Green building
Energy
Building rating tool
Environmental performance
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/handle/2292/18792

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Architecture Publications
 
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