The project will connect the wealth of evidence that exists for high-performance buildings with decision and policy makers. In order to create better buildings, this project will examine ways to comprehend and integrate the best available evidence in the decision making process.
Project advisor: Scientia Prof. Deo Prasad, CRC for Low Carbon Living
The project has two main themes working in parallel
Theme 1: Evidence for Low Carbon, Health and Productivity Outcomes – development of a evidence assessment process for the low carbon, health and productivity benefits of design, engineering and management-based building interventions, including review, assessment, analysis and synthesis of the global evidence base.
Theme 2: Building Project Decision-Making Analysis – analysis of the decision making process and the various actors/roles involved in the pre-project, briefing, early design stages of commercial office buildings and workplaces to determine when, in what form and to whom the evidence should be delivered to ensure its most effective impact and use. It is expected that the findings from this theme will guide the form of the evidence based decision support tool
Expected project outcomes:
Evidence assessment process for the built environment sector to understand low carbon, health and productivity outcomes
An evidence-based decision support tool for low carbon, health and productivity in buildings
Industry focused reports
2 PhD graduates
It is proposed to establish a global network of industry and non-government research groups who are active in undertaking, assessing and compiling research into low carbon, health and productivity benefits of high performance buildings and policy settings. This network will be used to assist in the gathering of evidence and the dissemination of the outcomes of this project. The current proposed network comprises;