This subject focuses on strategies for the refurbishment and retrofitting of existing buildings with a view to improving their environmental performance. It explores the issues of adaptive re-use of buildings, material selection, building performance and includes interior/tenancy fitout in the context of sustainable design and building practice. Relevant Australian and International evaluation and rating schemes are examined. Selected examples of best practice are analysed. The economics related to improving building performance are discussed.
|Faculty||Faculty of Society & Design|
1. Demonstrate a detailed understanding of the options available for refurbishment and retrofitting to improve building performance and extend the useful life of existing buildings.
2. Demonstrate knowledge of prime examples of adaptive re-use that not only extend building life but improve their environmental performance.
3. Demonstrate a sound working knowledge of the environmental effects of various building materials and the capacity to advise clients of sustainable alternatives.
4. Demonstrate the ability to work with sustainable evaluation and rating tools and systems to bring buildings to an improved environmental standard.
|Withdraw – Financial?||07/10/2019|
|Withdraw – Academic?||24/10/2019|
|Withdraw – Financial?||20/06/2020|
|Withdraw – Academic?||11/07/2020|