Improving the Sustainability and Value of Buildings

Improving the Sustainability and Value of Buildings


March 2014

Many high sustainable buildings use design tools or ratings to inform the design process. However, the actual performance of a building depends more on how the occupants use the building and how well it is managed. Discover approaches to ensure the performance promised at design is realised in operation, and real value added to built assets, or entire portfolios. Discussions will focus on the 'soft landings' approach to commissioning and handover; ensuring the FM team and users get the most of the building by understanding the design intent. The importance of seasonal commissioning to ensure annual performance in all extremes of the year will be covered. Post occupancy evaluation and energy auditing will be covered as well as assessment tools to determine performance of any building over time, and identifying methods to maximise value. Key Takeaways: List reasons why sustainable designs won't necessarily translate to sustainable performance. Identify the value of a 'Soft Landings' approach to building commissioning and handover, and the advantages in passing knowledge of the design intent to the building's users and management team. Plan the assessment procedures for existing building(s) required to ensure optimum performance in terms of energy / water efficiency and occupant satisfaction. Speaker: Patrick Arnold

Keywords: Singapore Summit 2014, Design, Drivers, Conditions, LEED, BREEAM, Factors, Involvement, Energy


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