Europe gets on the Level with new sustainable building tool

Europe gets on the Level with new sustainable building tool

On 28 September 2017 the European Commission launched the much-awaited “Level(s)” sustainable building performance reporting tool to the market. Still in pilot stage, this voluntary tool aims to bring a unified approach across the European Union to sustainable design and...
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A cluster analysis of energy-consuming activities in everyday life

A cluster analysis of energy-consuming activities in everyday life

Abstract Flexible consumption in the household sector concerns individuals’ daily choices and the routines that develop in their households. Targeting household-level energy consumption therefore requires an understanding of energy consumption in relation to...
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Performance gaps in energy consumption: household groups and building characteristics

Performance gaps in energy consumption: household groups and building characteristics

Abstract The difference between actual and calculated energy is called the ‘energy-performance gap’. Possible explanations for this gap are construction mistakes, improper adjusting of equipment, excessive simplification in simulation models and occupant b...
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Learning to live in a smart home

Learning to live in a smart home

Abstract Smart homes promise to significantly enhance domestic comfort, convenience, security and leisure whilst simultaneously reducing energy use through optimized home energy management. Their ability to achieve these multiple aims rests fundamentally on h...
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Effect of Motivation and Owner Commitment on the Delivery Performance of Green Building Projects

Effect of Motivation and Owner Commitment on the Delivery Performance of Green Building Projects

Abstract The delivery of green building projects is often more difficult than that for of non–green building projects, thereby resulting in low project performance. To overcome the difficulties and improve the delivery performance of green building projects,...
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Driving forces for green building technologies adoption in the construction industry: Ghanaian perspective

Driving forces for green building technologies adoption in the construction industry: Ghanaian perspective

Abstract As a response to mitigate various negative environmental effects of the construction industry, recent years have witnessed a growing interest in green building technologies (GBTs) adoption and development. Consequently, many studies have been conducte...
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Feasibility Study and Economic Assessment in Green Building Projects

Feasibility Study and Economic Assessment in Green Building Projects

Abstract The purpose of this paper is to explore the concept of a feasibility study and economic assessment in Green Building Projects. The benefits of preparation of financial feasibility study enable the client to decide with considerable confidence whether ...
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Breaking through the Barriers to Green Building Movement in Indonesia: Insights from Building Occupants

Breaking through the Barriers to Green Building Movement in Indonesia: Insights from Building Occupants

Abstract As one of the biggest countries in the world and the 4th rank in construction industry in Asia, Indonesia is very far behind compared to some neighboring countries in terms of green building movement. It is confirmed by the fact...
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Will green building development take off? An exploratory study of barriers to green building in Vietnam

Will green building development take off? An exploratory study of barriers to green building in Vietnam

Abstract Green building (GB) is one of the most effective solutions to increase the efficiency of buildings through resource utilisation and recycling, mitigating the negative impact of the construction industry on the environment. As a construction innovation...
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