Delivering Ecological Visions and Goals: A Sustainable Development Case Study

By Richard Moore.

Published by The Sustainability Collection

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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

The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp.73-92. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.088MB).

Dr. Richard Moore

Senior Lecturer, School of the Built Environment, Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford/Cambridge, Essex, UK

A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building, holding a post graduate degree in Architecture majoring on building economics and management. He has completed a PhD in sustainable development agendas on medium to large mixed use precincts or neighbourhoods at University Queensland (Awarded November 2009). He has considerable experience in development management and building and infrastructure planning, design, construction and facilities and operational management of commercial, retail and residential projects on brownfield and greenfield sites. This experience was gained whilst working for many years with a major UK Developer renowned for sustainable developments. This industrial background has been supplemented by academic research at UQ Queensland Australia. He has now taken up a Senior Lecturer post in the UK at Anglia Ruskin University. A particular interest of his has been the integration and implementation of sustainability agendas and technology into the development delivery process. This area has featured in research activity he conducted at the School of Architecture, University of Queensland where he had a key role in the development of a Precinct Management, Planning and Design Standard (PPDS) for sustainable developments on behalf of EC3 Global an international benchmarking and certification body. He has written a large number of papers, articles and conference presentations on the subject of sustainability and its delivery on medium to large mixed use precincts and neighbourhoods. The standard has been developed to provide a model with guidelines, checklists and other methods to help developers achieve their sustainable planning and design goals, aims and objectives by providing essential information for those involved in the development process. The standard has been and is currently being case studied and used on precincts in Australia, Indonesia and India. A paper describing PPDS in action was awarded runner-up in the CIOB 2006/7 International Innovation Competition, Faculty of Architecture and Surveying.

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