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Jian Wen Zhang

Bio: Jian Wen Zhang is an academic researcher from Kunming University of Science and Technology. The author has contributed to research in topics: Low technology. The author has an hindex of 1, co-authored 1 publications receiving 8 citations.

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TL;DR: Based on the design status of green building in China, this paper delivered reflections on the green building about its the meanings, evaluation criteria and design requirements from three aspects: the cost, efficiency and hygiene.
Abstract: Based on the design status of green building in China, this paper delivers reflections on the green building about its the meanings, evaluation criteria and design requirements from three aspects: the cost, efficiency and hygiene. It also points out the importance of the concepts of “the intelligent integration of green" and "life cycle cost" in the design of green building as well as explores the design method of green building in Chinese traditional residences from the angle of low technology and hygienic city.

8 citations


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TL;DR: The concept of sustainability is regarded to be threefold: environmental, economic, and social as discussed by the authors, which is usually identified as the triple bottom line of sustainability and is often represent as the
Abstract: The concept of sustainability is regarded to be threefold: environmental, economic, and social. This is usually identified as the triple bottom line of sustainability and is often represent...

70 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors analyzed the life cycle costs of concrete using SCMs in obtaining concrete credits according to Green Star rating system in Australia and found that SCM replacement percentage in concrete ranges from 10% to 60% as higher than 60% substitution is impractical.

23 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, a brief review for understanding the concept of sustainable development and illustrating some of the international efforts, and highlights them for decision makers is presented, using the PESTLE analysis technique, external and internal factors influencing sustainability in the Iranian construction sector were identified.
Abstract: Developed nations acknowledge sustainable development as a legal right for current and future generations. Although instances of domestic and international efforts are prevalent, there is a long way to go before accomplishing developmental ideals. A practical approach for realizing the vital goals of sustainable development is of the utmost importance. In effect, the construction sector requires extensive forward-looking studies for strategizing, building and granting a sustainable future. The inconsistency between the goals and activities of different sectors is a main impediment upon undertaking sustainable development’s goals; decision and lawmakers must consider the purpose and interests of the building industry on a micro and macro level. This paper is a brief review for understanding the concept of sustainable development and illustrates some of the international efforts, and highlights them for decision makers. Using the ‘PESTLE’ analysis technique, external and internal factors influencing sustainability in the Iranian construction sector were identified. Interviews were conducted with experts using the ‘Snowball’ research method due to the lack of knowledgeable respondents in the subject area. 11 Practical steps needed in Iran were recommended and sorted by their importance to make this vision a reality. The results can be generalized to other disciplines as well.

16 citations

01 Jan 2016
TL;DR: In this paper, the impact of life cycle cost on green buildings implementation focusing on the Green Star rating in Australia is identified and the results are presented in tabulated format, highlighting the costs to be evaluated against the cost premium for each credit point.
Abstract: Due to many obvious environmental issues, green building concept is now being widely recognized and practiced in the industry as an environmentally friendlier building. However, one of the main barriers to the green building market is that the identified cost premium. It has always dwarfed the growth of green building construction despite of its perceived benefits. Therefore, this research aims to identify the impact of life cycle cost (LCC) on green buildings implementation focusing on the Green Star rating in Australia. In LCC, the entire life span of the green building implementation is considered focusing on the major cost components of LCC namely design, purchase and construction cost, maintenance cost, operational cost, development cost and the demolition cost. Each credit point of Green Star rating tool is analyzed and identify whether there is any component of LCC is attributed in achieving the specific credit point. Finally, the results are presented in tabulated format, highlighting the costs to be evaluated against the cost premium for each credit point. According to the research, 63% of the credit points allocated in Green Star rating tool have a direct impact on the LCC of the building.

2 citations