Sustainable Building in the Tropics: The Australian Experien

Sustainable Building in the Tropics: The Australian Experien

Postby greenbuild » Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:34 pm

Abstract:
Sustainable Building in the Tropics: The Australian Experience.
Tropical Australia is not just a beautiful place to live and visit. Behind the beauty is tropical expertise where a growing number of our businesses are already producing products and services tailored to tropical climates. Applying innovation will be the key to addressing some of the biggest challenges facing us in the future, such as climate change, population growth, health and wellbeing.

We are part of the Tropical Green Building Network based in Cairns and offer sustainable building solutions for tropical living and leading tropical environmental management practice. We are attuned to appropriate environmental design and deliver world-class expertise in the development and use of materials that will deliver energy efficiencies and withstand the force of extreme weather events. We have developed expertise in emergency and disaster management, recovery and renewal.

We share a desire to vastly improve buildings codes, standards, assessment tools and ratings as they are applied to the tropics and our unique environments. We believe a concerted effort amongst tropical countries can adapt and develop our own unique ratings to suit our tropical climate. We support a subsistence approach to buildings that ‘stand-alone’ lessening their dependence on non-renewable resources and state developed infrastructure. Our capacity to design and engineer green buildings are supported by experience in applying new technology that suits tropical climates.
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