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Aibinu, A A, Ling, F Y Y and Ofori, G (2011) Structural equation modelling of organizational justice and cooperative behaviour in the construction project claims process: contractors' perspectives. Construction Management and Economics, 29(05), 463–81.

Cole, R J (2001) Lessons learned, future directions and issues for GBC. Building Research & Information, 29(05), 355–73.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: building assessment systems; building performance; Green Building Challenge; environmental assessment methods; environmental performance; green buildings; performance indicators; sustainable development; trends
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: http://taylorandfrancis.metapress.com/link.asp?id=pyvntugtauxd9n1w
  • Abstract:
    Some key technical lessons from the Green Building Challenge (GBC) process over the past four years are examined and the future direction of these developments is considered. The GBC assessment method consists of the definition, structuring and scoring of a range of collectively agreed performance criteria - the GBC assessment framework, and the development of a software version to operationalize the framework - GBTool. This generic assessment method is designed to be customized and applied to different building types and cultural contexts. However, its development and testing has exposed numerous important conceptual and technical issues related to building environmental performance assessment. Additional features introduced in GBC 2000 - normalizing for occupancy, making context an explicit part of the assessment process, and a set of absolute environmental performance indicators - show considerable promise. The transformation of the GBC assessment framework into a sustainability assessment tool represents the most important issue in its future development.

Deal, B (2001) Ecological urban dynamics: the convergence of spatial modelling and sustainability. Building Research & Information, 29(05), 381–93.

Gambatese, J A and Hallowell, M (2011) Factors that influence the development and diffusion of technical innovations in the construction industry. Construction Management and Economics, 29(05), 507–17.

Jarkas, A and Horner, M (2011) Revisiting the applicability of learning curve theory to formwork labour productivity. Construction Management and Economics, 29(05), 483–93.

Kim, Y W, Han, S, Shin, S and Choi, K (2011) A case study of activity‐based costing in allocating rebar fabrication costs to projects. Construction Management and Economics, 29(05), 449–61.

Larsson, N K and Cole, R J (2001) Green building challenge: the development of an idea. Building Research & Information, 29(05), 45.

Liou, F m, Yang, C h, Chen, B and Chen, W (2011) Identifying the Pareto‐front approximation for negotiations of BOT contracts with a multi‐objective genetic algorithm. Construction Management and Economics, 29(05), 535–48.

Mackley, C J and Milonas, S (2001) Knowledge transfer and Green Building Challenge. Building Research & Information, 29(05), 54.

Pemsel, S and Widén, K (2011) Bridging boundaries between organizations in construction. Construction Management and Economics, 29(05), 495–506.

Plessis, C d (2001) Sustainability and sustainable construction: the African context. Building Research & Information, 29(05), 374–80.

Shah, R K and Dawood, N (2011) An innovative approach for generation of a time location plan in road construction projects. Construction Management and Economics, 29(05), 435–48.

Theaker, I G and Cole, R J (2001) The role of local governments in fostering 'green' buildings: a case study. Building Research & Information, 29(05), 394–408.

Thomas Ng, S, Fan, R Y C and Wong, J M W (2011) An econometric model for forecasting private construction investment in Hong Kong. Construction Management and Economics, 29(05), 519–34.

Todd, J A, Crawley, D, Geissler, S and Lindsey, G (2001) Comparative assessment of environmental performance tools and the role of the Green Building Challenge. Building Research & Information, 29(05), 324–35.