Building environmental assessment scheme for residential building in Brunei


Building's construction activities, operation and demolition are increasingly recognised as a major source of environmental impact. One strategy for reducing such impacts is most widely known by the term Building Environmental Assessment (BEA). The research is an attempt to develop a new BEA scheme for residential buildings in Brunei which focussing on identifying BEA indicators that best suit for Brunei environment, social and economy. Studies show that Brunei residential sector needs urgent attention to transform its current consumption rate in more sustainable way. Recent launch of Brunei Green Building Council, mandatory energy efficiency guidelines and declaration of ambitious energy intensity reduction target, a new BEA scheme will help contribute sustainability target in residential sector. However the issues of developing a new BEA schemes using existing methods may face constraints in their effectiveness. In this regard, a consensus-forming technique-Delphi method-helps improve greater communication and gain consensus from experts in the construction industry through series of questionnaires. As a result, the final framework is produced comprises of 7 key categories and 37 applicable criteria that achieved high degree of consensus and importance.

Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Engineering Systems & Management
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Aston Logistics and Systems Institute
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Sustainable environment research group
Engineering & Applied Sciences
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Aston STEM Education Centre
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Event Title: 32nd Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2016-09-05 - 2016-09-07
Uncontrolled Keywords: Brunei,building environmental assessment,Delphi method,residential buildings,Building and Construction,Civil and Structural Engineering
Full Text Link: http://www.arco ... 2fe619d4298.pdf
Related URLs: http://www.scop ... tnerID=8YFLogxK (Scopus URL)
PURE Output Type: Conference contribution
Published Date: 2016-09-07
Accepted Date: 2016-09-01
Authors: Asli, Rajul Adli
Wedawatta, Gayan ( 0000-0002-8600-5077)
Hedges, Peter
Park, Kenneth ( 0000-0002-8406-3847)

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