An Irish Building Environmental Assessment Method

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Show simple item record Kenny, Paul Hourigan, Neasa Brophy, Vivienne 2012-11-08T14:47:45Z 2012-11-08T14:47:45Z 2007, Research Publishing Services en 2007-11
dc.identifier.isbn 978-981-05-9400-8
dc.description 24th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA), 22-24 November 2007, Singapore en
dc.description.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. en
dc.description.sponsorship Other funder en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher National University of Singapore en
dc.relation.ispartof 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 en
dc.subject Environmental en
dc.subject Performance en
dc.subject Assessment en
dc.subject Buildings en
dc.subject.lcsh Environmental impact analysis en
dc.subject.lcsh Buildings--Performance en
dc.subject.lcsh Sustainable buildings--Design and construction en
dc.title An Irish Building Environmental Assessment Method en
dc.type Conference Publication en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
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dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.neeo.contributor Kenny|Paul|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor Hourigan|Neasa|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor Brophy|Vivienne|aut|
dc.description.othersponsorship Environmental Protection Agency en
dc.description.admin DG 18/10/2012 en

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