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Chan, M (2011) Fatigue: the most critical accident risk in oil and gas construction. Construction Management and Economics, 29(04), 341–53.

Elazouni, A and Salem, O A (2011) Progress monitoring of construction projects using pattern recognition techniques. Construction Management and Economics, 29(04), 355–70.

Guan, K, Feng, K and Zeng, S X (2001) Urban housing development reform and in China. Building Research & Information, 29(04), 286–92.

Hallowell, M, Esmaeili, B and Chinowsky, P (2011) Safety risk interactions among highway construction work tasks. Construction Management and Economics, 29(04), 417–29.

Hiete, M, Kühlen, A and Schultmann, F (2011) Analysing the interdependencies between the criteria of sustainable building rating systems. Construction Management and Economics, 29(04), 323–8.

Hongliang, Z, Xiangzhen, H and Ying, W (2001) China's construction regulatory systems. Building Research & Information, 29(04), 265–9.

Hu, K, Rahmandad, H, Smith‐Jackson, T and Winchester, W (2011) Factors influencing the risk of falls in the construction industry: a review of the evidence. Construction Management and Economics, 29(04), 397–416.

Issa, M H, Attalla, M, Rankin, J H and Christian, A J (2011) Energy consumption in conventional, energy‐retrofitted and green LEED Toronto schools. Construction Management and Economics, 29(04), 383–95.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: energy consumption; green buildings; cost
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0144-6193
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2011.552511
  • Abstract:
    Green buildings have been marketed as the economical, energy?efficient alternative to conventional buildings. This is despite little existing empirical evidence to prove their energy efficiency, especially in Canada. To overcome this limitation, the electricity and gas consumption quantities and costs of a sample of 10 conventional, 20 energy?retrofitted and three green Toronto schools following the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Rating (LEED) System for New Construction were analysed in this study. The analysis conducted over eight years for conventional and energy?retrofitted schools, and since their inception for green schools, showed surprisingly that energy?retrofitted and green schools spent 37% more on electricity than conventional schools. Nevertheless, green schools spent 56% and 41% less on gas than conventional and energy?retrofitted schools respectively. Their total energy costs were also 28% lower than conventional and energy?retrofitted schools. Nevertheless, these savings do not always justify their construction cost premiums. The study showed that more research was needed to overcome the scarcity of data on green buildings in Canada. There was a need to focus on analysing more green buildings, of various types, and over longer study periods in order to better understand why some green buildings do not live up to expectations.

Ling, F Y-Y and Boo, J H S (2001) Improving the accuracy estimates of building of approximate projects. Building Research & Information, 29(04), 311–8.

Luo, J, Gale, A and He, X (2001) Investing in the Chinese industry via joint ventures construction. Building Research & Information, 29(04), 277–85.

Rousseau, D and Chen, Y (2001) Sustainability options for China's residential building sector. Building Research & Information, 29(04), 293–301.

Schade, J, Olofsson, T and Schreyer, M (2011) Decision‐making in a model‐based design process. Construction Management and Economics, 29(04), 371–82.

Sha, K and Lin, S (2001) Reforming China's state-owned enterprises construction. Building Research & Information, 29(04), 270–6.

Shirong, L (2001) China's construction education in higher transition. Building Research & Information, 29(04), 302–11.

Yeh, H-H H (2011) Adjustment behaviour of capital structure over the business cycles: evidence from the construction industry of Taiwan. Construction Management and Economics, 29(04), 329–40.