Building environmental assessment scheme for residential building in Brunei

Rajul Adli Asli, Gayan Wedawatta, Peter Hedges, Kenneth Park

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 32nd Annual ARCOM conference
EditorsP.W. Chan, C.J. Neilson
Place of PublicationManchester (UK)
PublisherAssociation of Researchers in Construction Management
Pages435-444
Number of pages10
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sep 2016
Event32nd Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference - Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 Sep 20167 Sep 2016

Conference

Conference32nd Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference
Abbreviated titleARCOM 2016
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityManchester
Period5/09/167/09/16

Bibliographical note

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Keywords

  • Brunei
  • building environmental assessment
  • Delphi method
  • residential buildings

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