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|Title:||Translating Singapore architects' environmental awareness into decision making|
|Authors:||Ofori, G. |
|Citation:||Ofori, G.,Kien, H.L. (2004). Translating Singapore architects' environmental awareness into decision making. Building Research and Information 32 (1) : 27-37. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1080/09613210210132928|
|Abstract:||Construction activity is known to have a major impact on the environment. Construction is a major consumer of a wide range of naturally occurring and synthesized resources. The extraction, processing and utilization of these resources can have various negative impacts on the environment. With increased awareness and knowledge of these impacts, efforts are being made to avoid these adverse effects. Among these is the selection and specification of appropriate materials. This paper studies the level of environmental awareness and knowledge of architects in Singapore when selecting and specifying materials during the design stage. Responses to a questionnaire indicate that the architects are aware of the environmental impacts of building materials, and knowledgeable about possible measures which could help avoid the problems. However, they are not adopting green design approaches. Key policy directions for government, professional bodies, educators and clients are made to enable Singapore architects to apply their knowledge of environmental issues in their design decisions.|
|Source Title:||Building Research and Information|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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