A FRAMEWORK TO IDENTIFY OPPORTUNITIES FO... [paper 2006/2]
ITcon Vol. 11, pg. 17-33, http://www.itcon.org/2006/2
A FRAMEWORK TO IDENTIFY OPPORTUNITIES FOR ICT SUPPORT WHEN IMPLEMENTING SUSTAINABLE DESIGN STANDARDS
SUBMITTED: June 2005
Annie Andrews, Graduate Student
SUMMARY: Sustainable construction advocates efficient use of resources during the design, construction and operation phases for high performance, energy efficient buildings to minimize environmental impacts. This is accomplished through the application of comprehensive management strategies, whose direct effect is the creation of healthy and productive working environments for building occupants. In this paper, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is addressed and it is argued that the use and development of ICT is essential for the construction industry, particularly in the area of adoption of standards. The discussion has a focus on the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system. A case study has been documented to determine the impact of applying the LEED rating system beginning at project initiation. This was followed by a series of analyses of the case to identify opportunities for ICT support. The primary aim of the research described in this paper is to present the proposed framework which can be used to analyse the potential of applying ICT for the implementation of new standards in the construction industry.
KEYWORDS: Sustainable construction, LEED, information and communication technologies, integrated design.
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Andrews A, Rankin J. H and Waugh L. M. (2006) A FRAMEWORK TO IDENTIFY OPPORTUNITIES FOR ICT SUPPORT WHEN IMPLEMENTING SUSTAINABLE DESIGN STANDARDS, ITcon Vol. 11, pg. 17-33, http://www.itcon.org/2006/2