Green revolution - a challenge to improve environmental performance of existing housing stocks

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dc.contributor.author Ding, GK
dc.contributor.author Ge, J
dc.contributor.editor Cheng, YL
dc.contributor.editor Lao, LM
dc.contributor.editor Liao, WJ
dc.contributor.editor Yen, TC
dc.contributor.editor Yu, PM
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-16T05:01:19Z
dc.date.issued 2009-01
dc.identifier.citation 2009 Conference on Green Building: Towards Eco-City, 2009, pp. 135 - 149
dc.identifier.isbn 978-986-02-0114-7
dc.identifier.other E1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/12049
dc.description.abstract Climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing Australia today. This is a challenge and responsibility that is shared by all Australian households. Improvements to energy and water efficiency of houses can significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions and reduce utility bills. In July 2004 the New South Wales (NSW) government introduced the Building Sustainability Index (BASIX) to assess potential performance of a dwelling against a set of pre-determined criteria. Housing construction in NSW is the first in Australia to be subjected to mandatory sustainability requirements. BASIX is an online assessment tool which sets scores required to obtain development approval in new residential projects. BASIX is mandated only to improve environmental performance of new residential buildings and does not attempt to improve environmental performance of existing housing stocks which continue to consume natural resources and pollute the environment. Existing houses represent approximately 98% of residential building stocks in NSW and any improvement to these dwellings will have a profound impact on reducing the negative effects of the environment. This paper examines the sustainable upgrading strategies in improving environmental performance of three existing single dwellings in meeting the minimum BASIX requirements. This paper presents an economic analysis of sustainable upgrading using Net Present Value. The results suggest that sustainable upgrading of existing housing stocks is feasible and the scheme will be more attractive if the payback period is reduced with further government financial assistance.
dc.publisher Architecture and Building Research Institute, Ministry of the Interior
dc.title Green revolution - a challenge to improve environmental performance of existing housing stocks
dc.type Conference Proceeding
dc.parent 2009 Conference on Green Building: Towards Eco-City
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Taipei, Taiwan en_US
dc.publocation Taipei, Taiwan
dc.publocation Taipei, Taiwan
dc.identifier.startpage 135 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 149 en_US
dc.cauo.name DAB.School of Built Environment en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference Conference on Green Building: Towards Eco-City
dc.conference Conference on Green Building: Towards Eco-City
dc.for 1202 Building
dc.personcode 951199
dc.personcode 100820
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Building en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom Conference on Green Building: Towards Eco-City en_US
dc.date.activity 20091011 en_US
dc.date.activity 2009-10-11
dc.date.activity 2009-10-11
dc.location.activity Taipei, Taiwan en_US
dc.location.activity Taipei, Taiwan
dc.location.activity Taipei, Taiwan
dc.description.keywords Sustainable upgrading, BASIX, sustainable house en_US
dc.description.keywords Sustainable upgrading, BASIX, sustainable house
dc.description.keywords Sustainable upgrading, BASIX, sustainable house
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building/School of Built Environment
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Built Infrastructure
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Contemporary Design Practice
utslib.copyright.status Open Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10


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