Green buildings in campus: An assessment of green potential for existing conventional buildings

Sharifah Noor Nazim, S.Y. and Ati Rosemary, M.A. and MuhammazAzzam, I. (2014) Green buildings in campus: An assessment of green potential for existing conventional buildings. In: 1st Regional Conference on Campus Sustainability., April 2014, Sabah, Malaysia.

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Refurbishing conventional buildings into green buildings can increase campus sustainability alongside building new sustainable buildings. However, refurbishing all campus’ buildings is impractical, uneconomical and involves thorough planning and prioritisation. Unlike other concepts of assessment, assessing the green potential of a conventional building is rarely discussed in past literature. Therefore, this paper presents the development of a conceptual framework for prioritising buildings that can be refurbished by assessing their green potentials. Through this paper, this concept will be discussed in depth by reviewing relevant literature on existing assessment tools. The review focuses on identifying methods and indicators that can be adopted for the assessment of green potential. The study discovers that while literature on green potential assessment is limited, the frameworks of other types of assessments concerning green buildings are still viable. It is found that the most suitable indicators can be derived from commercial green building rating tools with some modifications to produce evidence that can be collected and measured. This paper anticipates that apart from filling the gap in knowledge, these findings will assist the government, campus administrators and managers to strategize their efforts towards achieving campus sustainability.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainable campus, green potential, green building assessment, rating tool development, assessment indicators.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of the Built Environment
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Safri
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2016 01:21
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2016 01:21

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