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Candido, C, Kim, J, de Dear, R and Thomas, L (2016) Bossa: A multidimensional post-occupancy evaluation tool. Building Research & Information, 44(02), 214-28.

Ferreira, M, Almeida, M, Rodrigues, A and Silva, S M (2016) Comparing cost-optimal and net-zero energy targets in building retrofit. Building Research & Information, 44(02), 188-201.

Gabe, J (2016) Successful greenhouse gas mitigation in existing Australian office buildings. Building Research & Information, 44(02), 160-74.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Market mechanisms; greenhouse gases; building stock; energy performance; climate policy; offices; investment incentives; environmental targets; energy consumption; greenhouse effect; office buildings; environmental policy; emissions
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2014.979034
  • Abstract:

    Frequent site energy consumption auditing is a potential strategy to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from existing buildings. Such a strategy has been practised in Australia for nearly 15 years. This paper documents and analyses the effect of repetitive audits on measured site energy consumption. Using a self-constructed database of over 3500 audited disclosures representing over 800 unique office buildings, empirical models demonstrate that measured site energy consumption declines, on average, over the first five re-certification periods. The results also suggest a market average post-certification equilibrium in Australia of approximately 430 MJ/m2/year (120 kWh/m2/year) within approximately six years, if all else - including green management strategy - is held constant. Since GHG emissions from buildings in Australia are highly correlated with site energy consumption, such a result is comparable with meeting 50-year GHG mitigation targets reliant on the implementation of existing technologies. This suggests that repetitive auditing is a successful approach for motivating owners to invest in existing energy efficiency technologies.

Hewitt, E L, Andrews, C J, Senick, J A, Wener, R E, Krogmann, U and Sorensen Allacci, M (2016) Distinguishing between green building occupants' reasoned and unplanned behaviours. Building Research & Information, 44(02), 119-34.

Johnston, D, Farmer, D, Brooke-Peat, M and Miles-Shenton, D (2016) Bridging the domestic building fabric performance gap. Building Research & Information, 44(02), 147-59.

Reinoso, E, Jaimes, M A and Torres, M A (2016) Evaluation of building code compliance in Mexico city: Mid-rise dwellings. Building Research & Information, 44(02), 202-13.

Terry, N and Palmer, J (2016) Trends in home computing and energy demand. Building Research & Information, 44(02), 175-87.

Walker, G, Brown, S and Neven, L (2016) Thermal comfort in care homes: Vulnerability, responsibility and 'thermal care'. Building Research & Information, 44(02), 135-46.