The Open Construction & Building Technology Journal

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Exploring the Relevance of Regionalism to the Sustainable Building Assessment Model in Taiwan: Through GBTool2005 Version

The Open Construction and Building Technology Journal , 2008, 2: 185-201

Kuei-Feng Chang, Che-Ming Chiang, Po-Cheng Chou

Department of Interior Design, Shu-Te University, Kaohsiung County, Taiwan.

Electronic publication date 2/9/2008
[DOI: 10.2174/1874836800802010185]

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From the year 1997, the work for the assessment methods of building environmental performance was prepared by ISO TC 59 SC 17 “Sustainability in building construction”. It's definite that the international standard of building environmental performance is a current trend in the overall sustainable buildings. Besides, it provides a reference as a common basis between stakeholders, building owners, design teams, contractors and suppliers, et cetera. This article undertakes the AHP (Analytic Hierarchy Process) method to investigate the international demonstration sustainable building assessment tool, by compiling and completing an experts’ questionnaire of professionals, the Government, professors, et cetera, in Taiwan. In addition, this study is aimed at exploring the differences between “different professionals” and “localized characteristics” of the regional effect factor, it applies the ANOVA method to clarify which is regional effect factor correlated with the assessment issues and categories. The result purposes to suit the measure to local conditions, and provide advantageously an information-bed for sustainable building assessment strategies in the future Taiwan as well.

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