An Irish Building Environmental Assessment Method

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Title: An Irish Building Environmental Assessment Method
Authors: Kenny, Paul
Hourigan, Neasa
Brophy, Vivienne
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3897
Date: Nov-2007
Abstract: This paper presents a building environmental assessment methodology developed for application in new commercial buildings in Ireland. In an attempt to address issues of specific national interest the development of the methodology considered the recent introduction of the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, a vibrant economy in which the building industry accounts for 23% of GDP, the highest in the European Union, increasing concerns over national environmental performance and a projected shortfall in meeting its Kyoto commitments. The development of the methodology was supported by a steering committee representative of a wide spectrum of professional, public and industrial representatives and reflects the interests and concerns of all contributions. In particular and in an attempt to innovate where other similar international schemes have not, credit categories have been developed to reward projects that address and integrate the principals of passive and microclimatic design. Daylight access and protection, solar access and protection and wind and shelter are addressed. In addition, a separate credit category has been added to reward innovation as part of the procurement and design process.
Funding Details: Other funder
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: National University of Singapore
Copyright (published version): 2007, Research Publishing Services
Keywords: Environmental;Performance;Assessment;Buildings
Subject LCSH: Environmental impact analysis
Buildings--Performance
Sustainable buildings--Design and construction
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Wittkopf, S.K. and Tan, B.K. (eds.). Sun, Wind and Architecture : The Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture : 22 – 24 November 2007 National University of Singapore, Singapore
Conference Details: 24th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA), 22-24 November 2007, Singapore
Appears in Collections:Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy Research Collection

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