Sustainability in the Built Environment –Common excuses and solutionsJillian Hardie and Moira Sammut
Agenda     What does sustainability mean?     Drivers for change     Common Excuses and Solutions     The Way Forward2
…buildings, in and of themselves, cannot be              ‘sustainable’ but can support sustainable patterns of            ...
What does sustainability mean in this context?            Building      Low          Alternative             Design    ene...
Drivers for change5
Numerous excuses6
“I can’t afford sustainable solutions”7
Solution – Low cost solutions are available          www.carboncompass.com.au   www.hu2.com8
Solution – Long term operating costs reduced    Is                                            Payback period              ...
“It doesn’t fit with the Aesthetics”     “It doesn’t fit with the Aesthetics”      “It doesn’t fit with the Aesthetics”10
Solution – ESD can be a feature                                                      GreenPix - Zero Energy Media Wall    ...
Solution – Aesthetically pleasing solutions are     possible!                            Beddington Zero Energy           ...
“Technology is not proven”13
Solution – Passive solutions are not complicated14
Solution – Retrofit solutions can be sustainable15
The Way Forward16
The Way Forward                                 Identify                                 Targets                Engage    ...
Contact information      Jillian Hardie – jillian.hardie@arup.com      Moira Sammut – moira.sammut@arup.com18
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ICWES15 - Sustainability in the Built environment - Common Excuses and Solutions. Presented by Jillian M Hardie, AUST Moira Sammut, AUST

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ICWES15 - Sustainability in the Built environment - Common Excuses and Solutions. Presented by Jillian M Hardie, AUST Moira Sammut, AUST

  1. 1. Sustainability in the Built Environment –Common excuses and solutionsJillian Hardie and Moira Sammut
  2. 2. Agenda  What does sustainability mean?  Drivers for change  Common Excuses and Solutions  The Way Forward2
  3. 3. …buildings, in and of themselves, cannot be ‘sustainable’ but can support sustainable patterns of living… (Cole and Brown, 2009)©Arup/Peter Hyatt ©Arup ©Arup/Mike ODwyer ©Arup/Peter Hyatt ©Arup/Hufton+Crow/L&G 3
  4. 4. What does sustainability mean in this context? Building Low Alternative Design energy use Supplies ©Arup ©Arup4
  5. 5. Drivers for change5
  6. 6. Numerous excuses6
  7. 7. “I can’t afford sustainable solutions”7
  8. 8. Solution – Low cost solutions are available www.carboncompass.com.au www.hu2.com8
  9. 9. Solution – Long term operating costs reduced Is Payback period Annual Costs chp bau9
  10. 10. “It doesn’t fit with the Aesthetics” “It doesn’t fit with the Aesthetics” “It doesn’t fit with the Aesthetics”10
  11. 11. Solution – ESD can be a feature GreenPix - Zero Energy Media Wall ©Simone Giostra & Partners/Arup/Frank P Palmer11
  12. 12. Solution – Aesthetically pleasing solutions are possible! Beddington Zero Energy Development ©Arup/Graham Gaunt12
  13. 13. “Technology is not proven”13
  14. 14. Solution – Passive solutions are not complicated14
  15. 15. Solution – Retrofit solutions can be sustainable15
  16. 16. The Way Forward16
  17. 17. The Way Forward Identify Targets Engage Engage Occupants Designers Inform Embed Industry within design17
  18. 18. Contact information  Jillian Hardie – jillian.hardie@arup.com  Moira Sammut – moira.sammut@arup.com18

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