Accelerating sustainable buildings in local government: An Australian study

Iyer-Raniga, U and Evans, R 2009, 'Accelerating sustainable buildings in local government: An Australian study', in Guzovic, Z., Duic, N., Ban, M (ed.) 5th Dubrovnik Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 29th September to October 3, 2009, pp. 1-28.


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Collection: Conference Papers

Title Accelerating sustainable buildings in local government: An Australian study
Author(s) Iyer-Raniga, U
Evans, R
Year 2009
Conference name 5th Dubrovnik Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems
Conference location Dubrovnik, Croatia
Conference dates 29th September to October 3, 2009
Proceedings title 5th Dubrovnik Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems
Editor(s) Guzovic, Z., Duic, N., Ban, M
Publisher Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture
Place of publication Zagreb
Start page 1
End page 28
Total pages 28
Abstract In Australia, local government is the sphere of government that most often implements national and state policy and regulatory outcomes. Local government also manage substantial built assets on behalf of their communities. Through participatory action research, this study develops interventions and trials a practice improvement program with four participating councils in the State of Victoria in Australia. The immediate aim is for local government practitioners to develop a community of practice to share knowledge and experience in sustainable built asset management. The long term aim of this research is to identify ways practitioners in local government can provide sustainable outcomes for their own council's built environment. The focus of the research project is on areas within the control of practitioners. This paper presents the findings of the initial scoping study and the pilot interventions leading to the practice improvement program.
Subjects Architectural Science and Technology (incl. Acoustics, Lighting, Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design)
Design Innovation
Keyword(s) sustainability
local government
buildings
action research
councils
practitioners
communities of practice
learning
ISBN 9789536313976
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