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Innovations for Sustainable Building Design and Refurbishment in Scotland

The Outputs of CIC Start Online Project

  • Branka Dimitrijević

Benefits

  • Presents innovations for sustainable building design and refurbishment developed and tested through feasibility studies undertaken by researchers in collaboration with enterprises in Scotland

  • Demonstrates how joint projects can be successfully managed and how an immediate knowledge transfer can be organised by using web tools to reach over 1,790 current members nationally and internationally in UK and 46 other countries

  • Presents 70 completed studies that were initiated by businesses operating in the construction sector or providing services to the sector with supporting materials including videos and interactive online seminars on the project website (www.cicstart.org)

Book

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Branka Dimitrijević
    Pages 1-9
  3. Sue Roaf, Branka Dimitrijević, Rohinton Emmanuel
    Pages 19-44
  4. John Brennan
    Pages 45-66
  5. David R. Moore
    Pages 67-86
  6. David R. Moore
    Pages 87-104
  7. Paul Baker
    Pages 105-125
  8. Tim Sharpe
    Pages 127-146
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 147-160

About this book

Introduction

This book presents innovations for sustainable building design and refurbishment developed and tested through feasibility studies undertaken by researchers at Scottish universities in collaboration with small to medium size enterprises in Scotland during the ‘CIC Start Online’ project that ran from September 2009 to February 2013. The project was led by Glasgow Caledonian University in collaboration with Edinburgh Napier University, Glasgow School of Art, Heriot-Watt University, the Robert Gordon University, University of Edinburgh and the University of Strathclyde Glasgow. The book includes chapters on Context and Policies, Planning, Building Design, Technologies, Construction, Refurbishment and Performance.

The contents of each chapter are based on 63 completed studies that were initiated by businesses operating in the construction sector or providing services to the sector, indicating the scope of research required to assist the industry to develop more sustainable products and processes. The book informs the reader about the range of innovations that were tested and highlight potential future research areas. Readers can find in-depth information by accessing the project website www.cicstart.org, where full reports on most studies and the video recordings of interactive online seminars that presented the outcomes of the studies are available. 

Along with the new knowledge on how innovations for sustainable building design and refurbishment can be applied in practice, the book demonstrates how joint projects of several universities can be successfully managed and how an immediate knowledge transfer can be organized by using web tools to reach over 2,200 current members nationally and internationally (in UK and 53 other countries).

Keywords

CIC Start Online Post-occupancy Evaluation Sustainable Building Design Sustainable Construction Sustainable Refurbishment

Editors and affiliations

  • Branka Dimitrijević
    • 1
  1. 1.Glasgow Caledonian UniversityGlasgowUnited Kingdom

About the editors

As an architect and urban planner, Dr Branka Dimitrijevic started her career in practice and moved to academia following an M.Sc. in Conservation and Revitalisation of Architectural Heritage and a Ph.D. in History of Architecture. After completing an EPSRC funded research project on durability, adaptability and energy conservation in buildings (1998-2000), her research and teaching expanded to sustainable urban planning, building design and refurbishment. She has planned or/and managed academic/industry knowledge transfer projects such as Network of Construction Creativity Clubs (an EPSRC funded joint project of 14 universities across the United Kingdom, 2000-2001), the Centre for the Built Environment (a joint project of three Scottish universities, 2002-2008, funded by European Regional Development Fund and Scottish Government), Scottish Construction Centre (a joint project of Glasgow Caledonian University, University of Dundee, BRE Scotland and CIRIA, funded by Scottish Enterprise, 2008-2009) and the current project CIC Start Online (funded by European Regional Development Fund and Scottish Government, 2009-2013).

Along with academic and industry links across the United Kingdom, Dr Dimitrijevic is a Visiting Professor at the Polytechnic University of Bari and the University of Basilicata in Potenza (both in Italy) and an external researcher in the project Spatial, Environmental, Energy and Social Aspects of Developing Settlements and Climate Change – Mutual Impacts, undertaken by the Institute of Architecture and Urbanism of Serbia (funded by Ministry of Science of Serbia, 2011-2014). For the latter, she will be co-editing the book that is being prepared and planned for publishing in English in 2013. She has provide peer reviews for the following journals: Journal on Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development (Emerald), Facilities (Emerald), Construction and Building Materials (Elsevier), Sustainable Cities and Society (Elsevier), Energy Policy (Elsevier), Engineering Sustainability (Institution of Civil Engineers, United Kingdom), SPATIUM (Institute of Architecture and Urbanism, Belgrade, Serbia).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Innovations for Sustainable Building Design and Refurbishment in Scotland
  • Book Subtitle The Outputs of CIC Start Online Project
  • Editors Branka Dimitrijević
  • Series Title Green Energy and Technology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Green Energy,Technology
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02478-3
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-02477-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-37469-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-02478-3
  • Series ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series E-ISSN 1865-3537
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 160
  • Number of Illustrations 35 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Energy Efficiency
    Building Construction and Design
    Building Repair and Maintenance
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