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Keywords: Building
Issue Date: 24-Sep-2009
Citation: GOH XIU TING (2009-09-24T08:49:38Z). SPACE TECHNOLOGY IN SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Climate changes have led to mutations in geophysical, biological and socio-economic systems. Building industry being one of the highest emitter of greenhouse gas should do its part in achieving a sustainable environment. Tapping on NASA’s frontier technology, we may harness more probable technologies and do good to the building industry. This study is an attempt made to relate space technology with Green Mark scores. A hypothesis is then drawn to be tested from this research. “Appropriate space technologies used in the context of buildings can aid in enhancing Green Mark scores” The two subjects have first been studied separately. Then, an analysis of the feasibility of space technology was made with the criteria listed in the Green Mark scheme. This led us to two plausible technologies. A base model was then used to establish the basis for comparison. An array of current green technologies was first input to compute a green mark score. Then incorporating an older space technology, a new Green Mark score was calculated. This was also repeated for the newer space technology. In conclusion, it is observed that the Green Mark score has increased quite significantly after the incorporation of space technologies. The score has improved from a non certified building to a building that met minimum requirement for the Green Mark score. This suggests that there is positive effect on the score and more importantly, sustainability. Security, patent issues and cost implications were also not part of the consideration for this study. However, these issues may be the top concerns in reality, as developers often deem costs as their priority.
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