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An integrated carbon and sustainability index from green buildings in the tropics

Jahn Kassim, Puteri Shireen and Hashim , Khairusy Syakirin Has-Yun and Hussien, Mohamad Zainuddin and Riduan, Basyirah (2015) An integrated carbon and sustainability index from green buildings in the tropics. In: Technical Symposium 2015 : Simple Buildings Better Buildings? Delivering performance through engineered solutions, 16th-17th April 2015, University College London, London. (Unpublished)

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Recently, there has been an increasing interest on bridging simulation and performance due rising concerns on the observed discrepancy or gap between green building targeted performance and the actual performance of buildings-in-use, especially in terms of energy performance in buildings. As energy is the primary component of carbon emission from buildings in the tropics due to dominant air conditioning loads, an integrated rating system of both carbon and sustainability assessment for tropical buildings which focuses its scoring weightage on energy reductions is proposed. The system will be implemented firstly in government buildings and then later to be launched for commercial buildings. The aim of this paper is to highlight the main principles, methods and process of assessment, certification and awards, system based on the proposed rating system. The fundamentals of the rating system is presented including how the system creates incentives to encourage future and existing building owners lower carbon emissions, and how the system integrates carbon impact assessment through calculators and the efforts in attempts to bridge, design, performance and operations and introduce life cycle concepts in operational and embodied carbon into a more holistic rating system for green buildings in the tropics.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Papers)
Additional Information: 2521/50644
Uncontrolled Keywords: Operational performance, integrated rating system, carbon impact, sustainability, building life cycle
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA1 General
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Depositing User: Dr puteri shireen jahnkassim
Date Deposited: 26 May 2016 16:16
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2017 17:20
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/50644

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