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Conference Paper: The mandatory and voluntary approaches to sustainability: BASIX vs BEAM Plus

TitleThe mandatory and voluntary approaches to sustainability: BASIX vs BEAM Plus
Authors
KeywordsEnvironmental assessment tools
Mandatory and voluntary approaches
BASIX
BEAM Plus
Issue Date2013
PublisherThe International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB).
Citation
The 19th CIB World Building Congress (WBC13), Brisbane, Australia, 5-9 May 2013. In the Proceedings of the 19th CIB World Building Congress, 2013, p. abstract no. 412 How to Cite?
AbstractMany assessment systems have been introduced to measure the environmental sustainability of buildings that aim to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions over the last decade. Examples are the BRE Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) in the UK, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) in the US and Canada, the Green Star and Building Sustainability Index (BASIX) in Australia, and the Building Environmental Assessment Method (BEAM) Plus in Hong Kong. Some of the systems, such as BASIX, apply a mandatory approach for implementation; others, such as BEAM Plus, are voluntary with incentives. This paper aims to compare the difference between BASIX and BEAM Plus and discuss their different approaches to building sustainability. The comparison is important because it would then be possible to evaluate the implications of the environmental assessment policy tools in which two different approaches are used. The paper will first study and compare both the BASIX and BEAM Plus assessment systems. Second, the advantages and pitfalls of the mandatory and voluntary approaches will be identified and discussed. The paper is based on desk research. The impacts of the environmental policy tools, determined through case studies that will be conducted, should reveal if a voluntary-with-incentives approach is the stronger motivation for the building industry to improve its environmental performance.
DescriptionConference theme: Construction and Society
Track: AMIDDS
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/187304
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dc.contributor.authorHo, DCWen_US
dc.contributor.authorGe, JXen_US
dc.contributor.authorLiusman, Een_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-20T12:36:43Z-
dc.date.available2013-08-20T12:36:43Z-
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe 19th CIB World Building Congress (WBC13), Brisbane, Australia, 5-9 May 2013. In the Proceedings of the 19th CIB World Building Congress, 2013, p. abstract no. 412en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9780987554215-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/187304-
dc.descriptionConference theme: Construction and Society-
dc.descriptionTrack: AMIDDS-
dc.description.abstractMany assessment systems have been introduced to measure the environmental sustainability of buildings that aim to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions over the last decade. Examples are the BRE Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) in the UK, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) in the US and Canada, the Green Star and Building Sustainability Index (BASIX) in Australia, and the Building Environmental Assessment Method (BEAM) Plus in Hong Kong. Some of the systems, such as BASIX, apply a mandatory approach for implementation; others, such as BEAM Plus, are voluntary with incentives. This paper aims to compare the difference between BASIX and BEAM Plus and discuss their different approaches to building sustainability. The comparison is important because it would then be possible to evaluate the implications of the environmental assessment policy tools in which two different approaches are used. The paper will first study and compare both the BASIX and BEAM Plus assessment systems. Second, the advantages and pitfalls of the mandatory and voluntary approaches will be identified and discussed. The paper is based on desk research. The impacts of the environmental policy tools, determined through case studies that will be conducted, should reveal if a voluntary-with-incentives approach is the stronger motivation for the building industry to improve its environmental performance.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherThe International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB).-
dc.relation.ispartofCIB World Building Congressen_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectEnvironmental assessment tools-
dc.subjectMandatory and voluntary approaches-
dc.subjectBASIX-
dc.subjectBEAM Plus-
dc.titleThe mandatory and voluntary approaches to sustainability: BASIX vs BEAM Plusen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailHo, DCW: danielho@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailLiusman, E: ervi@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityHo, DCW=rp01001en_US
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.hkuros216726en_US
dc.identifier.spageabstract no. 412-
dc.identifier.epageabstract no. 412-
dc.publisher.placeNetherlands-

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