The primary vision and goal of the owner/developer of a new resort in Bali was to plan, design and construct in an ecologically sensitive manner. A further goal linked to the third party resort operator/manager was to ensure that the operation of the resort when open would achieve ongoing industry best practice performance outcomes in environmental, social and economic terms. With these goals, associated aims and implementation objectives in mind the resort committed to an ecological assessment by an internationally recognized accreditation program. The program strives to achieve improved ecological performance through agreed sustainability agendas. Implicit in its approach is that when reaching for sustainable development management, planning and design have fundamental key roles to play in resolving, or at least mitigating, many of the conflicts that such undertakings generate.
The certification process utilized Sector Benchmarking Indicators (SBI’s) and measures for building planning, design and construction management encompassed by the EC3 Global (Earthcheck) Building Planning and Design Standard (BPDS) . The tool undertakes assessment of outcomes flowing from the planning and design phases of individual building projects. The standard is the outcome of cooperative research between the STCRC and several Australian Universities . The development having satisfied all the requirements of BPDS has been certified following an accredited third-party Auditor review of its planning, design and construction management documentation and processes.
This Case Study’s findings provide further overviews and comments reflecting outcomes of other case study assessments to determine the achievement of the standards principal objective to facilitate environmentally sustainable design and construction management of individual buildings and associated infrastructure. The Case Study is also important for those developers seeking to respond to the demands that tourism develops in a sustainable manner. It is also relevant to those who wish to have their projects measured in terms of impacts and eventual performance outcomes. With this ensuing data, critical planning, design and management decisions will achieve some certainty of success.
|Keywords:||Sustianable Development, Indicators, Key Performance Areas, Certification|
Senior Lecturer, School of the Built Environment, Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford/Cambridge, Essex, UK
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