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|Title: ||Energy conservation and building design: the environmental push and pull factors|
|Authors: ||Adeyeye, Kemi|
|Keywords: ||Building specifications|
|Issue Date: ||2007|
|Publisher: ||© Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Citation: ||ADEYEYE, K., OSMANI, M. and BROWN, C., 2007. Energy conservation and building design : the environmental push and pull factors. Structural Survey, 25 (5), pp. 375-390|
|Abstract: ||Purpose – The purpose of this paper is threefold; to investigate the potential impact of energy
conservation policies and legislation on building design; examine energy conservation practices in the
building industry; and identify associated barriers to an integrated low energy architectural design
Design/methodology/approach – A survey of UK architectural design practices was conducted to
assess the impact of current energy conservation policies and legislation on current building design,
and ascertain architects’ views on the associated barriers and incentives to implementing and
sustaining energy conservation strategies in their projects.
Findings – Results reveal that building design is affected by existing legislation but often not by
policies. Additionally, there is a lack of incentives for the building industry to adopt and implement
low energy design strategies that are outlined in existing policies and guidance. Furthermore, results
identify a need for increased awareness of the available energy saving technologies.
Research limitations/implications – Architects are the first point of contact for driving more
energy efficient design and conservation strategies. Therefore, this study was confined to a cross
section of their opinions of energy conservation within the UK building industry.
Practical implications – The study is useful for those interested in the current levels of
implementation of low energy design strategies and the recommendations for the future of the energy
conservation and building design in the UK.
Originality/value – The study of energy conservation and building design provides insights into
current environmental design practices; and identifies problems for the implementation of effective
and integrated low energy building design process. The content should be of interest to architects, as it
highlights the current level of implementation of energy conservation measures in building design.|
|Description: ||This article is Closed Access. It was published in the journal, Structural Survey [© Emerald Group Publishing Limited] and is available at: www.emeraldinsight.com/0263-080X.htm|
|Version: ||Closed access|
|Appears in Collections:||Closed Access (Civil and Building Engineering)|
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