Green Buildings - A Case Study Review of the Construction Process: Ecological Sustainable Design

By Clare Louise Newton and John Wilson.

Published by The Sustainability Collection

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The City of Melbourne in Australia is constructing one of the world’s greenest buildings. This paper documents the impact of a new environmental rating framework on the construction process.

Keywords: Sustainable Construction, ESD, Green Star Construction Rating, Sustainable Material Selection, Integrated Design Teams

International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp.71-82. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.363MB).

Clare Louise Newton

Before commencing at The University of Melbourne, Clare Newton taught in both the Interior Design and Architecture courses at RMIT and was a Director of the architectural firm, Newton Hutson Pty Ltd. Her primary research and teaching interest is in the translation of architectural ideas into buildings. Currently, she is teaching Construction Technology and Architectural Design subjects in the undergraduate architecture course. In 1998, she received the Victorian NAWIC Award of Excellence for Innovation in Construction. Clare has been a Council Member of the Victorian Chapter of the RAIA (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001) and Chair of the RAIA Education Committee. She is an examiner for the Architects Registration Board of Victoria and a Tribunal member. She has been on RAIA award juries and was Chair of the Residential Category in 1998. Since 1997, she has been awarded approximately a quarter of a million dollars in seven multimedia and research grants and is currently working on multimedia projects exploring the evolution of design ideas into built form. Her research includes work into how the construction process is represented within architectural documents. This research has been shown locally and overseas at information visualisation conferences and history conferences. A new initiative by the co-authors has been to develop a Post-Graduate subject titled 'Sustainable Buildings' offered in the Masters Coursework Program at The University of Melbourne.

John Wilson

John Wilson is a Professor of Civil Engineering at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne. Prior to this appointment he was a senior academic at the University of Melbourne for some 14 years and a consulting engineer for over 10 years with the SECV and Arups in their London and Melbourne offices. He has a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Monash University, a Master of Science degree from University of California (Berkeley) and a PhD from University of Melbourne. He has a research interest and expertise in structural systems, earthquake engineering, structural dynamics and sustainable structures and has consulted widely in these fields. He was the Victorian Chairman of Engineers Australia in 2002, representing the professional interests of some 14,000 engineers and was a member of the steering committee for the 2005 Victorian Infrastructure Report Card.


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