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

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dc.contributor.author Ding, Grace en_US
dc.contributor.author Ge, Xin Janet en_US
dc.contributor.editor Cheng, Y.L.; Lao, L.M.; Liao, W.J.; Yen, T.C. & Yu, P.M. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-16T05:01:19Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-16T05:01:19Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier 2008007915 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Ding Kam Chun and Ge Xin Janet 2009, 'Green revolution - a challenge to improve environmental performance of existing housing stocks', Architecture and Building Research Institute, Ministry of the Interior, Taipei, Taiwan, pp. 135-149. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 978-986-02-0114-7 en_US
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. en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.publisher Architecture and Building Research Institute, Ministry of the Interior en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon NA en_US
dc.title Green revolution - a challenge to improve environmental performance of existing housing stocks en_US
dc.parent 2009 Conference on Green Building: Towards Eco-City en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Taipei, Taiwan en_US
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.for 120200 en_US
dc.personcode 951199 en_US
dc.personcode 100820 en_US
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.location.activity Taipei, Taiwan en_US
dc.description.keywords Sustainable upgrading, BASIX, sustainable house en_US
dc.staffid en_US
dc.staffid 100820 en_US


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