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Project OP8: Life-Cycle Greenhouse-Gas Emissions of Commercial Buildings: An Analysis for Green-Building Implementation Using a Green-Star Rating System
|Mr. Cuong. N. N. Tran|
Selecting suitable building designs for efficient energy management and reducing GHG emissions associated with a building’s life-cycle are typically challenging to designers in the battle to tackle global climate change. Researchers around the world are striving to develop building optimization models. Those strategies can be devised to reduce simultaneously buildings’ energy consumption and GHG emissions. In the meantime, other project’s parties have limited opportunities as well as experience or knowledge about utilising sustainable tool.
Green Star Environmental Rating System is one of many green building rating systems, which have been using to evaluate the sustainability of projects from cradle to grave of the buildings. In addition to achieving Green Star – Design & As Built certification by complying its pathway’s requirements for construction projects, the perception in reducing GHG emissions when utilising these pathways is necessary to involve not merely achieving credit points but also contribute to environment improvement. Building material manufacture and operation phases seem to be substantial in all environmental impact categories. The major purpose of this research is to develop a model that not merely helping engineers and designers to have simpler environmental tools to achieve as much sustainable credit points in Green Star system as possible but also estimating life cycle GHG emissions for each credit points options. The research will develop a model that will consider options to achieve Green Star’s credit points and produce the optimized solution in choosing the lowest life cycle GHG emissions assessment method in achieving green building rating credit points for commercial buildings.
Journal papers (Published)
- Tam, V.W.Y, Le, K.N, Tran, C.N. N., Wang, X & Wang, J.Y. 2017, 'A Review of International Green Building Designs', International Journal of Construction Project Management, vol. 9, no.1, pp. 3-18.
- Tam, V.W.Y, Le, K.N, Tran, C.N. N & Wang, J.Y 2018, 'A Review On Contemporary Computational Programs For Building's Life-Cycle Energy Consumption And Greenhouse-Gas Emissions Assessment', Journal of Cleaner Production;, vol. 172, pp. 4220-30.
- Ding, Z, Zhua, M, Tam, V.W.Y, Yid, G & Tran, C.N.N 2017, 'A system dynamics-based environmental benefit assessment model of construction waste reduction management at the design and construction stages', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol.176, pp. 676-92.
- Le, K.N, Tam, V.W.Y, Tran, C.N.N, Wang, J & Goggins, B 2018, 'Life-cycle greenhouse gas emission analyses for Green Star’s concrete credits in Australia', IEEE transaction on Engineering Management, vol. 99, pp. 1-13.
- Le, K.N, Tran, C.N.N & Tam, V.W.Y 2018, 'Life-cycle greenhouse-gas emissions assessment: An Australian commercial building perspective', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 199, pp. 236-47.
- Tam, V.W.Y, Le, K.N & Tran, C.N.N 2018, 'Optimizing Life-Cycle Carbon Emissions for Achieving Concrete Credits in Australia', in KW Chau, IYS Chan, W Lu & C Webster (eds), Proceedings of the 21st International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, Singapore, pp. 1077-87.
- Tam, V.W.Y, Le, K.N & Tran, C.N. N. 2017, 'A Review On International Ecological Legislations On Life-Cycle Energy Consumption, Greenhouse-Gas Emissions And Costing Assessment', in Zou, Patrick X. W.; Sanjayan, Jay; Alam, Morshed; Xu, Xiaoxiao, Proceedings of 22nd International Conference on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate,'CRIOCM 2017'.
Conference papers – Published
- Tam, V.W.Y, Le, K.N & Tran, C.N. N. 2017, 'A Review On International Ecological Legislations On Life-Cycle Energy Consumption, Greenhouse-Gas Emissions And Costing Assessment', paper presented to CRIOCM 2017 22nd International Conference on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, Melbourne, 20th-23rd Nov 2017.
- Illankoon, I.M.S, Tam, V.W.Y, Le, K.N & Tran, C.N. N 2017, 'Review On Green Building Rating Tools Used In Australia', paper presented to Conference on Innovative Production and Construction 2017, Perth, 30th Nov-1st Dec 2017.
- Tam, V.W.Y, Le, K.N & Tran, C.N.N 2017, 'An Exploratory Model On Greenhouse-Gas Emissions And Costing Assessment In Building Operation Stage', paper presented to Conference on Innovative Production and Construction 2017, Perth, 30th Nov-1st Dec 2017.
- Tam, V.W.Y, Le, K.N & Tran, C.N.N 2016, 'Optimizing life-cycle carbon emissions for achieving concrete credits in Australia', paper presented to CRIOCM 2016 21st International Conference on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, Hong Kong, 14th-17th Dec 2016.