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Fellows, M F, Phua, F T T and Tutt, D E (2023) Building bridges: the bilingual language work of migrant construction workers. Construction Management and Economics, 41(02), 153–71.

Galea, N, Powell, A and Salignac, F (2023) The role of homosociality in maintaining men’s powerfulness in construction companies. Construction Management and Economics, 41(02), 172–82.

Grant, A and Ries, R (2013) Impact of building service life models on life cycle assessment. Building Research & Information, 41(02), 168-86.

Hegarty, T, Wright, S, Wordsworth, R and Lord, B (2023) Deferential Tailoring: a grounded theory of how women respond and adapt to social conditions and gender-related challenges in the New Zealand construction industry. Construction Management and Economics, 41(02), 138–52.

Holmes, S H and Reinhart, C F (2013) Assessing future climate change and energy price scenarios: institutional building investment. Building Research & Information, 41(02), 209-22.

Hughes, M, Palmer, J, Cheng, V and Shipworth, D (2013) Sensitivity and uncertainty analysis of England's housing energy model. Building Research & Information, 41(02), 156-67.

Liu, Q, Feng, Y, London, K and Zhang, P (2023) Influence of personal characteristics and environmental stressors on mental health for multicultural construction workplaces in Australia. Construction Management and Economics, 41(02), 116–37.

Newaz, M T, Ershadi, M, Jefferies, M, Pillay, M and Davis, P (2023) A systematic review of contemporary safety management research: a multi-level approach to identifying trending domains in the construction industry. Construction Management and Economics, 41(02), 97–115.

Rehm, M and Ade, R (2013) Construction costs comparison between ‘green’ and conventional office buildings. Building Research & Information, 41(02), 198-208.

  • Type: Journal Article
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  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2013.769145
  • Abstract:
    The actual construction cost of certified green office buildings in New Zealand is compared with conventional buildings. Although a large body of research exists on the financial and environmental benefits of green buildings, there is little evidence on capital cost implications for building green. This study serves as the first empirical study to analyse detailed cost plan data in New Zealand to quantify the impact of green building on construction cost. Data from 17 Green Star NZ v1-certified office buildings were paired with a set of modelled cost estimates derived from the Davis Langdon Blue Book and the Rawlinsons New Zealand Construction Handbook (the authoritative published sources for New Zealand construction cost data). The paired data were analysed across five panels using the non-parametric Wilcoxon matched-pairs signed ranks test. When benchmarked against the modelled costs, green building construction costs were higher on average, but the difference was not statistically significant. This was true across all five panels tested: the entire green building dataset, mid-rise buildings, high-rise buildings, 4 Green Star-rated buildings, and 5 and 6 Green Star-rated buildings. Each panel featured buildings that were above comparative costs as well as several whose actual costs were below modelled estimates.

Schweber, L (2013) The effect of BREEAM on clients and construction professionals. Building Research & Information, 41(02), 129-45.

Toller, S, Carlsson, A, Wadeskog, A, Miliutenko, S and Finnveden, G (2013) Indicators for environmental monitoring of the Swedish building and real estate management sector. Building Research & Information, 41(02), 146-55.

Wright, G B and Jack, L B (2013) Property-level stormwater drainage systems: integrated flow simulation and whole-life costs. Building Research & Information, 41(02), 223-36.