Environmental Sustainability: Sustainable Construction Education – A UK Case Study

By Paul Edward Murray, Steve Goodhew and Sue Turpin-Brooks.

Published by The Sustainability Collection

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Analysis of performance of Environmental Building Degrees: the only overtly environmentally themed construction degrees in UK

Keywords: Education for Environmental Sustainability, Environmental Building Degrees, Performance Assessment

The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 2, Issue 5, pp.9-22. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.049MB).

Paul Edward Murray

Involved with environment/sustainability for over 15 years; first as qualified Chartered Surveyor in private business (set up "consultant's environmental initiative in 1990 to promote environmental issues with clients. Entered Higher Education in 1992 to develop suite of internationally unique building/construction degrees themed on environment and sustainability. These courses now independently recognised as amongst the best in UK. Founding Head of Environmental Building between 1996 and 2002. Director of successful government funded £350K teaching and learning development project between 2001 and 2004, helping lecturers across England develop their teaching techniques. Awarded National Teaching Fellowship award in 2004 by UK Higher Education

Prof. Steve Goodhew

Dr Goodhew is Head of Building Programmes at the University of Plymouth. He has been teaching and researching into aspects of sustainable construction related for 12 years. His teaching focuses on energy usage in buildings and the use of natural and sustainable materials in buildings. His research specialisms include the analysis of thermal properties of building materials, thermography applications, and the use of non-food-crops in construction.

Sue Turpin-Brooks

Career as a Chartered Building Surveyor in London from 1988-1993, followed by a change in direction and location with moves to academia in Salford, Leeds and finally Plymouth. Research focuses on equitable aspects of sustainability, health & safety in building design,and the post-occupancy evaluation as a measure of sustainability. Senior lecturer within the Environmental Building Programme for 5 years. Awarded two University of Plymouth Teaching Fellowships for 2006/07, one of which is entitled; “the Global Engineer”.


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