Total integration of sustainable concepts in design of the example case study, Green Oak Crescent (GOC)

Lewis, Thomas (2015) Total integration of sustainable concepts in design of the example case study, Green Oak Crescent (GOC). BEng dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The UK construction industry has seen an increased demand for sustainable solutions to be applied to energy intensive sectors, which has led to essential reforms in new-builds and the codes that govern it.
    The aim of this study was to consolidate measures incorporated into the design concepts and technologies found in the case study, Green Oak Crescent, in an attempt to define the successes and failures, and thus suggest improvements to the process of sustainable integration of design concepts and technologies. In the endeavour to achieve this goal, a comparative case study will focus chiefly on an explicit in-depth investigation of a single instance to a broader and ever increasing problem in achieving sustainable design. Therefore, the research focussed on many comparable case studies such as the Barratt Homes Green House and Oxford Ecohouse. It then aimed to establish an occupants’ definition of the successes and shortcomings of the development, vital data in an effort to solve inefficiencies in sustainable design.
    Uniquely, this investigation incorporated a post-occupancy evaluation, in the form of a questionnaire survey to Green Oak Crescent occupants. This evaluated which technologies and design measures had performed as predicted and those that under-performed. From this it could be concluded that strategies used in Green Oak Crescent are in fact appropriate and successful to a certain degree but performance hindered by the execution of the build. The use of this information throughout the construction industry will contribute to the progression of ‘integration of sustainable concepts in design’ which, in turn, will eventually lead the sector on towards a more sustainable future.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2015 16:56
    Last Modified: 05 Aug 2015 16:56
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/17983

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